Education budgets throughout the United States continue to shrink and local school boards and administrators continue to look for ways to cut costs. Often these cuts come at the expense of programs deemed not a core subject like mathematics, pure sciences and social sciences and language and literature. Many states, in the face of increasing obesity rates among young people, have mandated physical activity classes, making it tougher for so-called non-essential programs to survive core requirements. Quinlan Independent School District has thriving fine arts programs in spite of mandates and budget shortfalls.
Fast Draw Media has reported on other aspects of the fine arts program at Ford High School. You can see that story here.