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Three ways to contribute to school district K-12 arts plan

Parents, teachers, artists, arts education supporters: make your voice known. Seattle Public Schools has partnered with the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and community arts organizations to create a comprehensive arts plan focused on increasing quality arts education access for all K-12 students.  A vital part of this 18-month planning period is feedback from the community.  There are three ways to share your thoughts on arts education in the next two months:

  1. Take this short survey to help Seattle Public Schools prioritize how to implement the arts plan. 
  2. Join Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield and youth at the 2012 Arts Education Forum, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium
  3. Attend one of five arts education public engagement meetings that will be held throughout the city.  Stay tuned for details. You can sign up to receive information from Seattle Public Schools about these meetings in the survey.

The school district recently received a grant from The Wallace Foundation to engage the community in developing a comprehensive K-12 arts plan to provide greater arts education access citywide. The grant runs through January 2013.

Read about the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Arts Education Partnership with Seattle Public Schools here.

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