Wednesday, January 23, 2019

AmadorArts: Citizens Input Needed for Securing State Funds for Arts Education, next meeting is Jan 28

Did you know that your participation in the Amador Alliance for Arts Education directly impacts local students?  For example, in 2018 the efforts of this alliance resulted in arts education LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) monies increasing from $0 to $42,500!

Now is time to get started in the 2019 "LCAP Season." The LCAP is a process by which school districts throughout the state determine how to allocate state monies. School districts are required to get citizen input in determining how these state monies will be distributed.

The next Amador Alliance for Arts Education meeting is Monday, January 28, from 4-6pm at 617 CA-49 in Jackson at the new AmadorArts Center. That’s located in the back left side of the Mother Lode Plaza, across the highway from the Jackson Cinemas. 

Meghan O’Keefe will lead the meeting to inform and engage citizens so that a collective impact can be made. According to O’Keefe, “It will take the efforts of our entire community to secure more LCAP monies for arts education in all Amador classrooms… many hands make light work.” This year, she says, an even greater  impact can be made for local students. 

A second meeting of the Amador Alliance for Arts Education will be Monday, February 11 from 4-6pm in the same place. These meeting are open to anyone. Invite someone to come with you. Call AmadorArts at 256-8166 so they know how many seats to prepare.

In 2018, local students from Amador and Argonaut worked on the Amador Alliance to secure LCAP funds for arts education, get the school district to adopt the Declaration for Equity in Arts Learning, and took 1st and 3rd place in a statewide film competition. 

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