Local Organizations Donate Thousands of Dollars in Art Supplies to Rancho Cordova Schools

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KTXL) — Less than a month ago, Governor Gavin Newsom attempted to paint a new place for arts education in California’s vision.

Newsom has included $1 billion for the arts and music in its expanded learning opportunities program for next school year, which is an exciting prospect for those in the classroom.

But the funds are not something teachers can count on in the future, as the money will only be provided once.

California school districts are struggling to provide 1st up to 6and students teach visual arts, music, and drama despite state law requiring it, as more and more class minutes are devoted to students proficient in math and reading.

Cheryl Gleason, Artistic Director of Rancho Cordova Arts, joined Sonseeahray Tonsall on Wednesday to talk about how her organization and the Mills Station Arts & Culture Center have spent this week donating thousands of dollars worth of supplies to take to art classes. in Rancho Cordova.

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