Earlier this year, the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) board members presented a draft arts budget that would have cut full-year music and arts programs to half-year programs. The proposal would also have spread the district’s 32 instrumental music teachers among 320 schools, up from the current 160 schools. It also would have watered down the music and arts offerings by spending $9.8 million on 101 “arts integration” teachers.

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