Fate of LA Unified arts programs remain in limbo

images-2Via The Argonaut of Santa Monica  | By Gary Walker

In 2012, the Los Angeles Unified School District board voted to make arts education a core subject in its curriculum.

Four months ago, the board gave district officials a Dec. 3 deadline to produce a budget for the school district’s Arts Education and Creative Cultural Network Plan, which aims to prepare students for work in creative and technology-based fields by increasing arts-related course offerings and increased faculty support.

That deadline, however, came and went without so much as a “the check’s in the mail”— leaving public school officials and parents to wonder whether music and arts funding is coming at all.

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