State budget cuts are threatening to cut English, science, foreign language, social studies, mathematics and arts classes in the Acalanes Union High School District. The elective programs at risk are studio art, academic decathlon, band, choral music, drama, digital design, mock trial, public speaking, student newspapers.
State budget cuts are also threatening fourth and fifth grade instrumental music programs in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
To save these programs, Acalanes district students will be holding a rally in downtown Lafayette Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. They are asking property owners who reside within the district’s boundaries to support the $112-per parcel Measure A tax. For more information about the rally, or Measure A, check out the About Measure A website.
Join us at this one of a kind event, brought to you by students, teachers, administrators, and parents working together to celebrate our excellent schools. Come support all students – your kids, friends, and neighbors – and the extraordinary programs currently at risk. Bring the whole family!
Meanwhile, the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation is offering you the chance to win a cruise for four to Vancouver, or a five-day, four-night vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida.
A $10 donation buys you won chance to win one of these prizes. A $20 donation buys you three chances to win. And so on… The seven-night Disney cruise to Florida is valued at $9,000. Make your donations now, and find out on May 15, during a drawing at the MDMEF Musical Festival at Sleep Train Pavilion whether you and your family won. To donate, go to the foundation's website.