MUSIC MATTERS TO CARLSBAD PARENTS
This year, three of our Carlsbad elementary schools (Hope, Aviara Oaks & Pacific Rim) started the year without music teachers. Teachers at these schools were offered positions for more pay & benefits in other local districts. They just couldn't pass up the opportunity for benefits. Currently, our music programs are being funded through the generosity of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. This amazing organization has really been instrumental in keeping music in our classrooms. Unfortunately, they can't do it alone.
The Carlsbad Unified School District is not augmenting the funds that CEF pays out to our music teachers and they have no plans to do so in the future. While a few schools have tried to hire music teachers on their own (with funding supplemented by parents), they simply can't offer a competitive enough package to lock in quality candidates.
We are requesting that the Carlsbad Unified School District (District) participate in funding our music program by augmenting the funds provided by CEF and parents in the form of a benefit package. We need the District to participate in making our Distinguished School great! We are requesting that the District make up the difference in funding needed to secure a music teacher…Music Matters!
Please sign the petition requesting funding support from the District in the form of health/retirement benefits to augment the funding that is already in place! Please encourage the District to do their part to support our kids.
Parents of Carlsbad Students