Recycle to Read
The Recycle to Read program was started by the former LHS librarian, Mary Burch, and library technician, Bea Reynolds during the 2007-08 school year. The City of Lompoc contributed enough blue recycle containers to have one in each room on campus. Since its beginning it has been a profitable program in three ways:
1) It has served to keep our campus clean and to get all students into the recycling habit.
2) It has provided funds for the purchase of student-requested library books.
3) It has given students the opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college resumes or other purposes.
Library aides collect recyclable water bottles and cans from classrooms weekly. Student volunteers come in after school to prepare the recyclables for transport to the local recycling center. The money received is deposited into the Library Advisory Committee's account until an order can be put together. Special labels placed inside books designate them as Recycle to Read books. In the 2009-2010 school year approximately $1,200 was raised SY 2010-2011.
February 23, 2012 Mrs. Burch attended the Santa Barbara County Education Office's Awards Dinner to receive a check for $200.00 in response to a grant application she wrote explaining the "Recycle to Read" program. The grant was funded by Southern California Gas Co., and will be used to purchase materials about conservation, pollution and alternative energy sources.
LUSD has established a uniform complaint procedure (1312.3) for all relevant programs per 5 CCR § 4622 et seq . The district has a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender per Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX: Nondiscrimination.