Why (and how) to survey candidates for school board

 

 

 

 

 

 




Why (and how) to survey candidates for school board


Why? Decisions about funding for academic programs are increasingly being made at the local level. District school boards determine the extent to which students have access to arts education. In preparation for this November’s elections, voters deserve to know where school board candidates stand on the role of arts education in our schools.

In 2010, with the help of advocates all across the state, the California Alliance for Arts Education surveyed school board candidates in over 40 districts. Voters told us that they viewed and shared the results to identify candidates who support arts education before they voted. The survey also helped to educate candidates about this issue and required them to go on record with their views on the role of arts education, giving voters a way to hold them accountable.

How? The California Alliance invites you to participate in our 2012 Arts Education Candidate Survey. We’ve created a step-by-step guide with all the tools you need – from cover letters to an online publishing platform – to undertake a survey in your community.

Register
the districts you plan to survey here.