At the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) Board of Education meeting on Thursday, May 2nd, Burbank Arts for All Foundation presented the actual grant check in the amount of $100,000, following their announcement in February. This grant is the largest in the Foundation’s history and was given to help mitigate cuts to the Elementary Music Program in BUSD’s budget crisis.
Together, with Burbank Arts for All Foundation’s grant and donations from the Burbank Educational Foundation, the Roosevelt Elementary Booster Association and, with a recent grant from the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Superintendent Dr. Matt Hill announced that all three elementary music teachers have been saved from budget cuts in the 2019-2020 school year.
To watch the presentation, click the video below:
While it was a celebratory evening, Burbank Arts for All Foundation recognizes that this grant will not solve all of the issues facing BUSD arts education, which is why we are committed to doing more throughout 2019:
- In February, we announced our plans for giving in 2019
- We are currently accepting donations of any size through our Give Instead Gala
- The public is invited to attend our free Community Exchange on May 8th
All are welcome!