The Georgia Library Media Association has announced its legislative priorities in its 2008 GLMA Legislative Position Statement. The priorities include:
Restoration of Funding
GLMA supports restoration of specifically dedicated funding to $19.54 per FTE for library media center books and materials in Georgia’s public schools. We ask the legislature to honor the promise made in 2002 that cuts to library media center funding be temporary and to completely restore school library funding.Expenditure Controls
Reestablishment of the expenditure controls for all media center allotments at the school level according to FTE would ensure students have the materials they need.
Continuation of QBE Funding Formula for Support Staff
Restoration by the State Board of Education of the QBE funded and defined classified library media center support staff position (library clerk or library paraprofessional) under Required Personnel in all base-size schools is essential for every media center.
The GALILEO project should be enhanced in the State FY2008 budget for K-12 GALILEO Databases.