WHEREAS the Public Schools Branch is undertaking a School Review Process - Better Learning for All, and
WHEREAS the Public Schools Branch states it is responsible to ensure students have equitable opportunities to learn and that resources be used effectively, and
WHEREAS research is clear that a culture of learning and student achievement is strengthened when schools have access to teacher-librarians and a school library program, and
WHEREAS many schools currently have eroded, minimal or no time allocated for teacher-librarians and a school library;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation request the Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture and the Public Schools Branch revisit the Minister’s Directive on School Libraries (2010) to strengthen its support for school libraries and teacher-librarians, with a commitment to meeting the Directive’s staffing allocations based on school enrolment.