YOUR FEEDBACK CAN FUND ARTS EDUCATION!
Complete the school district survey HERE
Every year the state gives each school district a “lump sum of money”. Each school district determines how those funds should be allocated by using the Local Control Funding Formula to create the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). School districts are required by law to make those decisions with input from voters and citizens of all ages. Your input is necessary for this process.
The ACUSD current LCAP has two goals, paraphrased here:
- Increased Student Academic Performance
- Increased Positive Student Engagement and Well-being
California Department of Education mandates equitable arts education for all students in all classrooms K through 12. The LCAP funds are a perfect place for our district to get state fund to support arts education for all students in Amador County. In 2018, the LCAP allocated $42,500 for arts education. That money was directed to supplies for high school arts education only, with their extensive programs in Culinary Arts, Digital Media Arts, Photography, Ceramics, Floral Arts, Wood shop, Welding, Acting, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Band, and Visual Arts. We are lucky to have a district that provides all of those arts education courses to the high school students! However, Amador kids K through 8 also need arts education and there is a serious inequity across school sites. The truth is, kids and teachers grades K through 12 need more funding support for arts education. Arts Education Alliances all over the state are helping districts to use the LCAP funds to support arts education.
YOUR INPUT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!
YOUR SURVEY RESPONSES MAY RESULT IN MONEY FOR ARTS ED!
If you believe that the state should fund Arts education, complete this survey.
Question 1: YOUR ROLE IN THE DISTRICT? Appropriate answers include “parent”, “teacher”, “student”, “voter”, “business owner”, “future employer”, “citizen”, “landowner”…
Final Question: Additional comments. This is a great place to mention arts education, needs for arts supplies, band instruments, inequity in arts classes offered at each school site, and more. Your priorities may include anything you wish, not just arts education.
Parents, students, teachers, leaders and voters have an opportunity to increase that amount of state funds for not only the high schools but also for the kids in grades K through 8th
YOUR VOICE CAN CHANGE EDUCATION RIGHT HERE AT HOME
If you would like paper copies of the survey, please contact
Amador Alliance for Arts Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the local LCAP, visit: amadorcoe.org