Miami-Dade School District May Ease Impact Of Library Closings

Aug 8, 2013

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Hoping to soften the blow of expected library closings due to county budget cuts, the Miami-Dade School Board may open some of the district’s facilities after hours to fill at least part of the coming void.

Some 14 Miami-Dade libraries are slated to close as County Mayor Carlos Gimenez grapples with tight finances.

The issue has been among the most scrutinized aspects of Gimenez’s 2014 budget proposal, which won’t be set until September.

On Wednesday, School Board members unanimously endorsed a proposal by Carlos Curbelo that the school district study potential partnerships with Gimenez and the county.

He proposed that Superintendent Alberto Carvalho study locations where the district’s properties can “be used to provide library or media center access to the community.”

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