for Arts Education
Last night the Legislative Budget Board submitted its first draft of the 2012-2013 Biennium and education took a huge hit. Below are sections of the document related to arts education.
Note: Strikethrough text is currently unapproved/cut for/from the 2012-2013 budget. From what I’ve read through, almost all (if not all) of arts-education funding is removed from Texas’ budget beginning next year. I encourage you to read through the offered links and resources.
Immediate actions include: speak to your Representative and/or Senator, attend SA2020 Saturday to hear from our city’s leadership (or contact them beforehand), contact the media, follow STEP UP through Facebook, and continue to support the arts in San Antonio (STEP UP Calendar).
“3. Arts Education. Out of the amounts appropriated above in Strategy A.1.2, Arts Education Grants, the Commission on the Arts shall expend $300,000 each fiscal year, transferred from the Texas Education Agency through interagency contract, to award grants for arts education. (A813-LLB House-1-A, I-3)“
“43. Arts Education. Out of the Foundation School Program funds appropriated above in Strategy A.1.1, FSP- Equalized Operations, $300,000 in fiscal year 2010, and $300,000 in fiscal year 2011 shall be directed to and expended by the Commission on the Arts under the Commission’s Strategy A.1.2, Arts Education Grants, for the purpose of awarding grants for arts education. It is the intent of the Legislature that grantees receiving funds under this program fulfill a 1:1 match requirement.
These amounts shall be directed and expended in addition to funds separately appropriated under this Act to the Commission on the Arts under Strategy A.1.2, Arts Education Grants. (A703-LBB House-3-A, III-19 & III-20)“
Arts Education and Budget Articles
Public education in Texas faces massive cuts (Associated Press-January 19, 2011)
A list of proposed cuts to the Texas budget (Associated Press-January 18, 2011)
Preliminary budget draft would slash schools budget by $5 billion (Associated Press-January 18, 2011)
General Budget Articles
Texas House Budget Proposes Sweeping Cuts (The Texas Tribune-January 19, 2011)
House Releases New LBB Budget With No Texas And No Rainy Day Fund (Harvey Kronberg’s Quorum Report-January 18, 2011)
Rick Perry Faces the Biggest Drop in Texas Revenue Since Oil Bust in 1980s (Bloomberg-January 11, 2011)
2011 Budget Shortfall (The Texas Tribune)