Saddleback Receives Grant from Collaborative Fund

Below is the press release that announced that Saddleback Unified School District is one of 8 school districts that received a grant from the Collaborative Fund.  We are excited and proud to participate in this grant!

"The Orange County Arts Education Collaborative Fund—a collaboration between the Orange County Community Foundation and Arts Orange County—recently presented grants totaling $66,000 to 8 Orange County School Districts. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 were made possible by funding from The Boeing Company and the Orange County Community Foundation.
The primary purpose of the Orange County Arts Education Collaborative Fund is to support Orange County school districts that have adopted a formal arts education plan for implementation, are a member of Orange County Department of Education’s Arts Advantage program and have the support of their community through an active Local Arts Network (LAN) education alliance.
An arts education plan is defined as one that addresses the areas of standards-based, sequential curriculum for all grade levels, professional development for teachers, district leadership and coordination, materials, facilities, and community partnerships. “Learning in the arts has taken on increased importance as arts education is widely believed to be key in developing 21st century work skills and creative thinking”, said Sarah Murr, community investor for Boeing. “Collaborative funds of this nature assist districts in addressing creativity and innovation through arts education, and ultimately benefit our community and companies like Boeing by developing a creative workforce."