Of the 86 arts teachers currently employed by CVESD, 60% have been in the classroom less than three years. This means such teachers in particular need additional opportunities for professional growth and development. The result of this Rotary Project Grant is that arts instruction district-wide would be strengthen and enhanced, and individual schools would receive instruments for their new Mariachi programs.Funds are needed to provide arts teachers with the professional development necessary to
strengthen and enhance arts instruction, while also helping individual schools in need of additional arts supplies and equipment. The Hearts for Arts event itself provides an opportunity to showcase student performers; Rotary members in turn have the opportunity to stage a community event with broad appeal--meeting our stated goal of "Doing good in the community, doing good in the world." Our club will host an event and donate the grant monty to the Chula Vista Elementary School District's Visual and Performing Arts
Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)
Correction: Our club will host the Hearts for Arts event and donate the grant funds to the Chula Vista Elementary School District's Visual and Performing Arts.