CSLA releases position statement on ESSA


January 6, 2018 – California School Library Association (CSLA) has released a position statement on the role of effective school library programs in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Approved by the CSLA Executive Board on January 6, 2018, the statement can be viewed on the CSLA website, CSLA ESSA Position Statement (view on web)

The statement stresses that equitable access for California students to an effective school library program staffed by a state certified teacher librarian will ensure increased academic achievement and the development of literacy and information skills. The statement includes recommendations for the California Department of Education based on the provisions of ESSA which allow for funds to be used to develop effective school library programs.

California School Library Association, http://csla.net, an affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), advocates for excellence in school library programs, develops leaders in the school library field, and collaborates with other educational leaders to ensure that all California students are effective, responsible users and creators of ideas and information.