Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wichita Teachers Union: Plan to Replace High School Librarians will Shortchange Students.

Wichita teachers union say a plan to replace high school librarians with unlicensed clerks will shortchange students.

The library jobs are among 278 positions being eliminated as the Wichita district grapples with a $30 million budget shortfall. Allison said he consulted with building principals and others to determine cuts that would have the least impact on classrooms.

"This particular cut affects all high school students — all of them, not just some," said Larry Smith, a history teacher at East High School and a member of the United Teachers of Wichita representative assembly.

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