February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

San Diego Mayor Proposes New Budget and After-School Tutoring Program in Public Libraries

On April 22, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced plans for his new “One San Diego” budget that is the highest budget San Diego libraries has seen since 2004 and allocates $500K from the libraries’ acquisitions budget to a new after-school tutoring program.

When the Library Is Bigger Than the School

Imagine a school library bigger than the school it supports—with an auditorium, homework center, and a 6,000-square-foot teen room where hundreds of iPads and computers are at students’ disposal. That’s the reality for 9th and 10th graders at San Diego’s new e3 Civic High School, a public charter school literally inside the recently completed 400,000-square foot, $185-million Central Library.