Anthony Lee Perry

City: Compton Unified
Position Seeking: Board Member

Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up and its impact on you.

One of my best experiences I've had was taking drama class in High School. This class impacted me because it made me more attentive to details. While working on our schools first stage play, my teacher taught us how to pay attention to detail and how important it was to work with others together.

Question 2: How can arts education support student outcomes such as English language development, reducing the achievement gap, and preparing youth for college and/or meaningful careers?

Arts education helps students to use critical thinking skills in their daily lives. These skills help students prepare for college and/or the workforce.

Question 3: What do you think the role of the School Board should be in ensuring that students have continued access to a broad range of study subjects, including the arts (broadly defined)?

The school board need to ensure the arts are incorporated into the full curriculum. Having a well balanced education for all students is important for our children's learning.

Question 4: In light of the Local Control Funding Formula and development of district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), what are your creative solutions for achieving goals in the eight priority areas?

One objective when it come to the LCAPS, is to ensure we are operating a full strength. The main goal is to ensure time, money and resources are not being wasted and all arts education programs are fully functional.