Questions for District Leaders about LCFF
Before you begin acting on LCFF and LCAP opportunities in your district, Arts for LA encourages you to speak with district leadership to get a full picture of the arts education landscape, what's currently being offered, and what could be offered. Here is a list of questions to get you started.
The State of Arts Education
- Has the Board of Education approved a policy supporting arts education in the district? If so, when was it passed?
- Has the district adopted and implemented a plan to expand access to arts education to every student in the district? If so, when was it adopted?
- When was the last time the district evaluated its progress in the arts education plan?
- Does every student in the district have access to arts education in elementary, middle, and high school?
- How many arts disciplines are taught in district schools? State standards mandate four: dance, visual art, drama, and music.
Linking Up LCFF and Arts Education
- How is the district addressing the 8 Local Control Funding Formula priority areas?
- To what degree does the district understand how arts education can be a tool to achieve goals in the 8 LCFF priority areas?
- In which priority areas does the district anticipate the highest level of impact by arts education?
- Which priority areas are of greatest concern to the district right now?
Participating in LCFF and LCAP Processes
- How are/were parents selected to participate in the Parent Advisory Committee?
- How can I join the Parent Advisory Committee or a subcommittee (such as the English Learner Parent Advisory Committee)?
- When does the Parent Advisory Committee meet?
- How can I provide public comment at a Parent Advisory Committee meeting?
- What other avenues for participation does the district provide? How else can I be part of this process?
Working with District Leadership
- How can I schedule a time to make a presentation to the Board of Education?
- How can I start a District Community Arts Team (DCAT) in our district to help support our work in arts education?