SAISD school board members unanimously approved budget amendments tonight at a special called board meeting, including the reinstatement of 18 library assistant positions for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year. After several months of advocating on behalf of librarians at the split campuses, board members made this issue the top priority during the September 13th work session. Tonight the administration made a recommendation to reinstate the 18 positions so that the 36 effected campuses will now have libraries staffed at all times. Human Resources department will send individual notices to those library assistants that were displaced to see if they want to reapply for one of these positions.
The Alliance was the only organization working on this issue and will continue to have discussion on this issue in consultation.