NEWS BRIEF: Schools Receive Arts Grants

California Department of Education Grants Announced: Santa Rosa City Schools received just over $1 million grant to expand their "instrument blitz," and Windsor Unified School District received $1.7 million for elementary arts initiatives.

From the December 3, 2018 Press Democrat article:

More elementary school students will discover the plucky strum of ukuleles and the soft hum of flutes next fall as Santa Rosa City Schools expands its music blitz program. The program rolled out in August, loaning brass, woodwind and string instruments to sixth-graders, who could take the instruments home and use them during class. The district received just over $1 million from the California Department of Education last week to add fourth- and fifth-graders to the program by next fall. About 80 percent of the $1,038,102 grant will be used to purchase instruments and materials. 

The Windsor Unified School District also received a $1.7 million grant from the state Department of Education last week for an elementary-focused visual and performing arts initiative, according to Allison Frenzel, Windsor High School dance teacher and program coordinator.

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