The Fullerton School District and the Anaheim Elementary School District were recently awarded a combined $1.4 million in state grants to help increase music and arts education.
Fullerton received about $741,000 and Anaheim was presented with about $704,000 as part of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program, aimed at enhancing visual and performing arts education as part of a comprehensive strategy to expand access to physical and mental health care.
Fullerton will use its grant to help support the district’s Center STAGE program, which benefits more than 1,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Center STAGE program is open to all students in the district and will begin implementation this summer. From June 17 through June 28, 2019, 600 students will participate in one or more of the following arts programs offered at two centralized school sites in the district: five STAGE shows, including a dual-language show; art class to design show posters, program and flyers; band class to learn to play for one show; and media arts class to film plays and create a documentary of the program.