Thursday, June 26, 2014


by smf for 4LAKidsNews, from the office of Boardmember Zimmer

At last Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting the following “not an amendment” to the Arts and Music Education Budget detail was offered by Boardmember Steve Zimmer and accepted by the superintendent and the Board of Education without objection.

Adoption of the Arts Education line item in the 2014-15 budget is contingent on the submission of a revised plan from the new Executive Director in August, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • A plan to add funding to the Arts Instruction implementation plan that uses District, grant and/or Foundation funds,
  • A detailed budget showing how much more money would be required to expand beyond the proposed 9 week rotation arts proposal presented to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee in April to semester rotations and full year rotations,
  • The creation of an Arts Equity Index indicating access to comprehensive arts education bringing the index factors to the Board in September and the Index for approval in December, and
  • The formation of Arts Equity Working Group to advise the Executive Director and the Board of Education on implementation, funding and access issues

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