Parents against elimination of certain library positions attend North Allegheny School Board meeting

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — Community members packed a North Allegheny School Board meeting Wednesday evening, making it known they are against the proposed elimination of library secretary positions.

At least 12 positions in 12 schools are in jeopardy. Channel 11 told you last week the district discussed cutting library secretary posts district wide.

Speakers at the meeting included a current library secretary.

“I implore the board to remember what their own libraries meant to them during their own childhood,” she said.

Among the speakers, Megan Majcher. She’s the parent who started an online petition in support of keeping the library secretaries. At last check, that petition had more than 2,200 signatures.

“Now is the time to make your actions match your words. Please do not cut the library assistant positions,” she said. “Library assistants help the students to continue to receive the education that we are so well known for; the reason I live in this district.”

Several students also spoke at the meeting.

“If anyone in this room cares about us students, then these library secretaries will stay in place throughout the district,” one said.

There was no vote on the issue Wednesday. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is set for October 26 with a work session the week before on October 19. It is unclear if this issue will be on the agenda for either.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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