Missouri Action Item #1ANYone may sign! Students, individuals, organizations, booster groups and more!
Consider making the signing a photo op or media event.
Missouri Action Item #3
SHARE YOUR STORIES!Post to Social Media #MOartsAREeducation and mention @moartsed.
Help local leaders know why the Arts ARE Education to ensure that the arts will remain central to a well-rounded education and fully funded to support the academic learning and well-being of all students.
Short stories, an image with a caption, a 10-15 second video clip is all it takes! Post on social media. Tag your administrators or district, #MOartsAREeducation and @moartsed
(examples courtesy of Kathy Hann, FoxC6: example #1 - example #2 )
As you ask your local school board to sign and adopt this RESOLUTION please keep the following points in mind:
Share this information with others. Build a support network at the local level of students, parents, colleagues, and members of the community. Supporters amplify voice. Consider having students participate in the MAAE Show-Me Arts Summit Student Advocacy Training.
Download and customize the resolution document with your school's logo, district name, course offerings within your district and/or other additions which fit your circumstance.
Consider using this document as a template to invite your school board to sign.
Involve other arts and admin. colleagues (principals, administrators, secretary to board etc.) in bringing this resolution to your local school board through appropriate channels.
Make the event a photo opportunity. Share on social media or with local media outlets.
Please help us count the number of resolutions signed. After your signing ceremony, enter your school district's information into the form on the hub's RESOLUTION page.
Keep the physical resolution document.
Consider displaying it in or near the board room, or in another prominent place.
Consider scanning it to post or share in a variety of ways with other arts educators in your district.
Keep this message positive and affirming. If you encounter negativity, redirect those concerns to another arena.
Find additional resources on the hub including
Guidance for legislative outreach
If you'd like additional support in meeting the needs of your local setting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a time to talk.
The MAAE greatly appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for
Fine Arts Education Day.