California: Bakersfield City School District Passes Resolution Opposing Possible Privatization of Kern County Public Library System
The Bakersfield City School District board passed a resolution Tuesday not only opposing the possible privatization of Kern County’s public library system but also offering school funding as an alternative to that option.
The resolution says the BCSD Board of Education “is opposed to any effort” by the Kern County Board of Supervisors to privatize or outsource the county’s free public library system. The resolution also commits BCSD board members to working with the Board of Supervisors to explore ways to increase library funding.
Board members haven’t specified how much funding, if any, they would funnel to local county libraries, and any allocation of school dollars would require further board action, Baugher explained.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.