Dear CMEA Member:
Examples of new spending might include newly-created teacher positions or increased supply and equipment budgets. You may want to view you district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) which is likely available on your school district’s website.
CMEA will be providing formal feedback on the LCFF’s impact on music education when its leaders visit the State Legislature and the Governor’s Office at the May 21, 2015 California Music Education Advocacy Day at the State Capitol.
A reminder that eight required areas of State priority must be addressed in all LCAP’s:
-Other Student Outcomes
-Implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Clearly, music education fits into many of these areas. Is your district including spending for music education in its LCAP?
More information about the LCFF may be found at on the Legislative Analyst’s Office Website at: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2013/edu/lcff/lcff-072913.aspx .
Michael D. Stone, President
California Music Educators Association (CMEA)