Three Easy Ways to Advocate for Arts Education Right Now

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:49am

Arts educationDistricts are in the thick of finalizing their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), which must be completed by June 30. This is a key moment to get involved in that process and advocate that every student in your district has access to a complete education that includes the arts.

Here are three easy ways you can support arts education now:

Share the Arts Education LCAP Template with your district leaders, parent advisory committees, and community partners: Developed by Arts for LA, Arts for All and the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Arts Education LCAP Template offers concrete examples of how arts education can be written into a district LCAP. Download the Arts Education LCAP Template here.

Offer comments on your district's LCAP: LCFF requires districts to present draft LCAP plans to the community for feedback. Advocates can share their input at public hearings, in written comments, or by meeting with elected board representatives. Connect with your parent advisory committee members, district representatives, and board members to share comments on your draft LCAP. Click here for a template letter and sample talking points from our friends at the California Alliance for Arts Education.

Tell us about your district LCAP: Take this survey to tell us about your district's LCAP and how we can support your efforts. This helps us know what is happening across the region and informs our next steps.

If you have questions or would like to get more involved, please contact Cristina Pacheco cpacheco@artsforla.org or by phone at 213-225-7526.