From the Reporter
What’s Happening
More than one out of every four elementary schools in San Diego Unified is slated to have nobody working in its library next year.
What Struck Me
Trying to keep libraries running without library staff is a labor minefield. Volunteers can’t shoulder the work under state law. Giving the work to other employees runs afoul of the unions.
What I Want to Know Next
Nobody is sure how or if the school libraries will operate without staff. If these budget cuts come to pass, will schools close their libraries? Or can they find other solutions?

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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