California school libraries in woeful shape, audit says

From Central Valley Bussiness Times

” California’s public school libraries are overdue for improved oversight and staffing, says a new report from state Auditor Elaine Howle.According to standards adopted six years ago by the State Board of Education, school districts should now be employing a total of about 7,900 teacher librarians to serve the 6.2 million students enrolled in schools statewide.How many are actually employed? 841, says Ms. Howle.In Tulare County, one of the three counties audited for the core of the report, there is exactly one teacher librarian for 100 schools spread out over two counties.”