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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:00 am

The effort to reopen school libraries in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District will continue later this month at a community recycling event. Organizers are hoping residents who received new iPads, computers, iPhones or other electronic devices are looking to get rid of their older items.

Electronic devices can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the drop-off sites at Lake Canyon School, 800 Lake Canyon Ave., or Valley Oaks School, 21 C St. All proceeds will go directly to funding the district's school libraries.

Similar fundraising efforts have reopened the libraries shuttered this school year due to a lack of funding, and will keep them open through next month, according to Leesa Klotz, who has spearheaded most of the fundraising.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:19 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Getting rid of one bean counter at the admin office of both the elementary and high school districts would keep those libraries open for as long as that position is done away with. Galt needs to merge into one school district. Why does such a little burg need two school districts? One for the affluent and one for the minorities? And how many total students are serviced by both of these districts combined? Mr. Maple? Anyone? This gives me the appearance of a welfare client that knows how to use the system to double dip into that government welfare grant funding, creating two layers of admin with high paying positions wasting taxpayers' money foor such a few students.

  • Hy Cohen posted at 1:04 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    Hy Cohen Posts: 8

    It is sad to see schools without libraries. I wish them all the best at raising the needed funds.



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