School Finances

Administrators say they must chose between teachers and librarians

Some school administrators in Ohio say tight budgets are forcing them to choose between classroom teachers and library staff when cuts must be made. The Ohio Educational Library Media Association says more than 200 librarian jobs have been eliminated in the past two years. Since 2001, schools are not required to have a library staffed by a librarian, aide or volunteer, although students must have access to media and information technology programs during regular school hours.