Ask your Board of Education representative to hold back his or her vote on the budget until LAUSD can ensure every student will have access to a complete education that includes the arts.
by e-mail from Arts for LA:
June 23, 2014
Dear 4LAKids Reader:
I'm writing with an urgent request on behalf of the students in LAUSD.
Tomorrow (June 24), the LAUSD Board of Education will vote on a budget that falls short of providing a complete education to every student; at 4pm the Board of Education will take up debate and vote on a proposed budget that will determine the district's investment in the arts for the next three years.
Proposed funding levels would spread access to art classes too thin to foster student success. As it stands, 1 art teacher will serve 8600 students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District stands at a critical moment in the restoration of its arts education programs.
This budget will not help LAUSD achieve the visionary leadership in arts education set forward by the historic Arts at the Core Resolution. Board of Education members must hear from you to understand the importance of this moment so they can act on behalf of every student.
This not a path to success—and it's not in line with what the Board of Education has repeatedly requested of its administration.
The Board of Education has spoken: they want equity, they want student success, and they want it to start now.
But they need your help. Board members need to hear from you before the meeting on June 24 so that they understand the groundswell of support in our communities for a complete education that includes the arts.
Send your letter now by clicking here. Every letter will empower Board members to maintain their leadership on this issue.
Thank you so much for your support. Stay tuned to ArtsforLA.org for updates as they develop.