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PARSL: Philadelphia Alliance for Restoring School Librarians: Home

A grassroots advocacy organization to restore certified school librarians in the School District of Philadelphia

Pa. School Librarians Association Proposal

PSLA's Why Certified School Librarians are Essential

Pennsylvania's Information Literacy Curriculum

FUNDING

SDP Staffing Comparison Over Time

Line chart above and tables below created using the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the interactive data tools of the SLIDE project (The School Librarian Investigation: Decline or Evolution?) funded by the Institute for Museums and Library Services. NCES data is annually reported by every school district in the U.S.

 

Librarian FTEs (2020-21)

Librarian FTEs (2019-20)

Librarian FTEs (2018-19)

Librarian FTEs (2017-18)

Librarian FTEs (2016-17)

Librarian FTEs (2015-16)

PHILADELPHIA CITY SD (PA)

0.3

2

3

4

18.6

24.3

School District of Philadelphia Compared to San Diego School District

NOTE: Peer district (San Diego) selected based on similar number of students, large city locale, and per pupil expenditures. Data based on 2020-21 NCES data provided by each district.

Actual # FTE Librns

Librn FTE per Building

Students per 1 FTE Librn

Poverty

Philadelphia

.3

0

376,094

97%

San Diego

1

0

97,968

44%

PA Average

.52

1,003

Portraits of an Engaged and Empowered Learners by Barbara Stripling