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Table 8. Percentage of library media centers that were used as a classroom due to a classroom shortage during the most recent full week of school, and percentage distribution of library media centers that had various types of scheduling, by state: 2007–08

State Number of schools with library media centers Percent used as a classroom during the most recent week of school Percentage distribution of
library media centers that had
 
Only flexible scheduling1 Only regular scheduling Both flexible and regular scheduling
         
United States    81,920   10.2   22.9   18.1   59.1  
                       
Alabama    1,400   6.5 ! 26.2     69.4  
Alaska    430   19.6   23.7   15.9   60.4  
Arizona    1,540   8.0 ! 21.7   16.6 ! 61.7  
Arkansas    980   7.9 ! 19.8   16.0   64.1  
California    7,870   5.9 ! 14.9   21.9   63.1  
                       
Colorado    1,500   8.6 ! 23.9   15.8 ! 60.3  
Connecticut    970   10.5 ! 23.8   33.3   42.9  
Delaware    170   8.2 ! 30.5   32.0   37.5  
District of Columbia    160   15.4 ! 17.3   43.2   39.5  
Florida    2,910   5.5 ! 27.5   15.9   56.5  
                       
Georgia    2,190   5.2 ! 59.3     39.1  
Hawaii    270   15.8   18.8   20.5   60.8  
Idaho    620   9.2 ! 16.0     75.7  
Illinois    3,550   12.1   17.1   16.5   66.4  
Indiana    1,810     17.6   18.1 ! 64.2  
                       
Iowa    1,260   9.9 ! 15.4     74.3  
Kansas    1,350   12.5 ! 19.7   16.8   63.5  
Kentucky    1,220   11.8 ! 25.2   34.0   40.8  
Louisiana    1,220   10.3 ! 18.6   27.3   54.0  
Maine    650   8.2 ! 20.9   9.0 ! 70.1  
                       
Maryland    1,290   14.4   24.6   20.5 ! 54.9  
Massachusetts    1,630   8.6 ! 26.0   19.3   54.7  
Michigan    3,250     20.5   8.2 ! 71.2  
Minnesota    1,470   16.9   23.3   8.6   68.1  
Mississippi    930   8.9   16.1   23.5   60.4  
                       
Missouri    1,880   6.6 ! 25.8   16.6   57.6  
Montana    550   20.1   20.3   12.5   67.2  
Nebraska    870   16.6 ! 15.4   14.1 ! 70.5  
Nevada    510   10.7   13.3   31.5   55.1  
New Hampshire    410   11.8   27.1   17.4   55.5  
                       
New Jersey    2,140   15.0 ! 23.9   22.4 ! 53.6  
New Mexico    660   14.9 ! 15.9   21.8   62.4  
New York    4,360   15.7   27.6   25.8   46.6  
North Carolina    2,250   8.2   33.4   12.7 ! 54.0  
North Dakota    360   20.9 ! 13.3 ! 11.3   75.4  
                       
Ohio    3,290   9.5 ! 14.7   16.9 ! 68.4  
Oklahoma    1,490   11.8   29.2   6.3 ! 64.5  
Oregon    1,100   13.9 ! 22.2   12.0 ! 65.8  
Pennsylvania    2,940   10.6 ! 20.2   45.6   34.2  
Rhode Island    300   13.9 ! 27.9   22.8   49.3  
                       
South Carolina    1,050   3.1 ! 35.7   10.8   53.5  
South Dakota    370   16.4   17.8   9.6 ! 72.6  
Tennessee    1,610   8.0 ! 25.2   25.6   49.1  
Texas    7,340   12.8   26.8   14.7 ! 58.5  
Utah    760   7.9 ! 13.5   15.2   71.3  
                       
Vermont    330   26.3   16.7   16.9 ! 66.4  
Virginia    1,950   11.6   21.1   22.9   56.0  
Washington    1,880   9.9 ! 17.2   11.8 ! 71.0  
West Virginia    620   15.1   20.0   22.7   57.3  
Wisconsin    1,970   10.2 ! 22.0   15.6   62.4  
Wyoming    290   15.6   21.9   8.6   69.5  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Flexible scheduling indicates that the library media center is available as needed.
NOTE: The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Data File," 2007–08.


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