Monday, February 6, 2012

Help Fight Against Cuts to Anchorage Schools 6th Grade Band and Orchestra Programs

--- by Rick Zelinski

I thought you might be interested to know that Anchorage School Board member Jeff Friedman has inquired about the cost savings if elementary 6th-grade band and orchestra were eliminated. Currently, over 90%, or 2300 students, participate in the program.

If you know anyone who might be concerned about this potential cut, I'd appreciate it if you would pass along this information. The school board will be hearing public testimony on the budget this Thursday, Feb. 9, at 5:00 in the ASD Education Center board room. Music supporters are planning on wearing concert dress, or all black. Alternatively, the school board may be reached at the following email:


Anonymous said...

Let's also not forget librarians in our crusade. Qualified librarians do amazing things for our students.

Philip Munger said...

Are they considering libraries Thursday, @8:37?