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Arts & Music In Schools

Proposition 28: Arts and Music in Schools Funding 
Annual Report 
Fiscal Year 2023-24 

Name: Torrance Unified 
CDS Code: 1965060-0000000 
Allocation Year: 2023-24 

1. Narrative description of the Prop 28 arts education program(s) funded. (2500 character limit).
During the 2023-2024 school year, TUSD utilized AMS funds to support the hiring of several new full time teachers, as well as multiple new classes. Specifically, TUSD expanded Music instruction and learning opportunities at all 17 elementary school sites by hiring 4 full time Music teachers. With the addition of the 4 Music teachers, along with the continued support of 4 existing full time elementary Music teachers, students in grades TK - 5 received regular instruction in Music throughout the entire 2023-2024 school year. Additionally, TUSD increased elective course offerings in middle school with the addition of new courses in Advanced Band, Art, Color Guard, Digital Media, Drama, Guitar, and Video Production. The middle school course additions equaling 1.8 FTE, were added as a result of articulation between middle schools and high schools to ensure that all new middle school art and music classes align with existing art and music opportunities that students will have access to when they matriculate to high school. TUSD did not add any new courses in art and music at the high school level this school year, but rather took the time to survey students and families to better understand the highest areas of interest and need. As a result of extensive surveying and input from all stakeholders, TUSD high schools have identified several new courses and opportunities for students to add in the coming years. Finally, TUSD utilized AMS funds to purchase material resources to enhance new and existing art and music courses. Ultimately, TUSD did not utilize all of the 2023-2024 AMS funds due to delays in receiving specific guidance and planning criteria from the COE. TUSD will expand AMS fund utilization in the 2024-2025 school year, and will identify ways to provide additional art and music experiences and learning opportunities with all remaining funds from the 2023-2024 school year prior to their expiration in 2026. 

2.    Number of full-time equivalent teachers (certificated). 5.8
3.    Number of full-time equivalent personnel (classified). 0.0
4.    Number of full-time equivalent teaching aides. 0.0 
5.    Number of students served. 6,370 
6.    Number of school sites providing arts education. 31 

Date of Approval by Governing Board/Body 6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM
Submission Date 6/25/2024 1:06:10 PM 

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