Literacy Volunteers Saved from Chopping Block

Post date: Apr 29, 2016 3:52:24 PM

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.