On Tuesday, March 13, Ballard High School will host one of five community meetings around Seattle to discuss the future of art education in Seattle Public Schools (SPS). The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Families, students, teachers, artists, arts administrators and supporters of an equitable and well-rounded education for all are invited, according to SPS.
SPS is partnering with the Seattle 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. The work is made possible by a grant that Seattle Public Schools received from national philanthropy The Wallace Foundation. The planning grant, which runs through January 2013, is a coordinated effort to bring together a number of groups, including families, students, schools, arts institutions and city agencies, to provide quality arts education access citywide.
To learn more about the community meetings, visit the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs site.