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Literacy Volunteers Saved from Chopping Block

posted Apr 29, 2016, 8:52 AM by Denise Pendleton   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 8:55 AM ]
waldo reads literacy volunteers student Dana Linscott
Literacy Volunteers of Waldo County has been a trusted community resource for 30 years. Since 2014, it has been part of the Adult Education Program in Waldo County.

In a shocking and surprising reversal, its sole funder, RSU71, proposed the elimination of funding for Literacy Volunteers for 2016-2017, effective as of July 1st. Without any warning to prepare for such a possibility, there has been no time to seek alternative funding.

Thanks to the advocacy of concerned citizens who spoke out by contacting school board members, Literacy Volunteers was re-instated into the school budget by the Board at its April meeting. 

If you want to read more, go to Bangor Daily News story.
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