Don’t Trade the Libraries Away at Trinity Area Schools
The Trinity Area School Board in Washington County, PA made a disastrous decision to eliminate the high school librarian position in April.
The Trinity Area School Board in Washington County, PA made a disastrous decision to eliminate the high school librarian position in April. They voted 7-1 to take this unprecedented action while also, that same night, voting to increase coaches’ and extracurricular sponsors’ salaries from $379,538 to $418,671, an increase of $39,133. This means that to fund these extracurricular activities, they are cutting educational resources like well-trained staff who Washington County students depend on to be successful in their academic achievements. This decision comes on the heals of last year's vote to cut its annual $26,250 donation to Citizens Library from its over $51 million dollar budget. In comparison, Canon-McMillan is giving $123,000 a year to Sarris Library.
School libraries are incredibly important to academic life and study after study have proven that fact. Please sign the petition to the school board asking them to reverse this short-sighted decision.