• Petitioned Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Board Member
Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao
Board Member
Dr. Barry Marchman
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Interim Superintendent
Mr. Dan Colwell
Deputy Superintendent
Mr. Sam Sweat
Board Member
Mr. Leonard Presberg
Mrs. Marion Key
Vice Chair
Dr. Bob Todd

Fayette County Board of Education: Reconsider the funding cuts of the Fine Arts programs of the schools.

    1. Mackenzie Keith
    2. Petition by

      Mackenzie Keith

      Fayetteville, GA

The future of Fayette County's Fine Art school programs rests on the students and their parents voicing their opinion. These cuts will decimate both band and orchestra programs as well as eliminate the 5th grade band/orchestra programs. These programs are one of the most successful aspects that Fayette County has to offer and will be heavily impaired if these funding cuts are passed. Sign our petition and save our Fine Arts!

Dr. Mary Kay Bacallao, Board Member
Dr. Barry Marchman, Board Member
Mr. Dan Colwell, Interim Superintendent
Mr. Sam Sweat, Deputy Superintendent
Mr. Leonard Presberg, Board Member
Mrs. Marion Key, Chair
Dr. Bob Todd, Vice Chair
Please reconsider the funding cuts of the Fine Arts programs of the schools. If these cuts are put in place, the Fine Arts programs will be absolutely decimated and we will lose something that makes Fayette County stand out amongst the others. These changes are unacceptable and we, as the students and the parents that will be affected by this, will not allow this to happen!

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Decision-maker Dr. Barry Marchman responds:

      Dr. Barry Marchman

      We voted last Monday (4-1) to renew all band directors and assistant band directors.

      Your petition was successful.

      The Board agrees that the Fine Arts is an integral part of the excellent education offered to our Fayette County st...

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Almost to 750!

      Mackenzie Keith
      Petition Organizer

      Hello again! We have decided that once we reach 750 signatures, we will contact the press to try and get our cause covered! Thank you so much for all of your support!

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. 150 signatures!

      Mackenzie Keith
      Petition Organizer

      Congratulations on hitting another milestone of 50 signatures! Thanks again to everyone!

    6. Reached 100 signatures
    7. New Facebook Page!

      Mackenzie Keith
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! We've created a Facebook page for this cause, so please remember to like and share it! Here's the link!


    8. Reached 50 signatures
    9. You guys are awesome!

      Mackenzie Keith
      Petition Organizer

      Whoa! This is getting support quickly! You have all posted so much excellent feedback and comments; I'm proud to be part of a group with such passionate people!

    10. Reached 25 signatures
    11. 5 Signatures Already?

      Mackenzie Keith
      Petition Organizer

      Wow! Keep 'em coming and we can beat the Board!

    12. Reached 5 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • tracy colbert MISSOURI, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      band is fun and it keeps us/kids out of trouble

    • Mark Kent ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      Research has proven that a student achieves better academically, is less likely to drop out, and masters 21st Century Skills when their education includes the arts. The arts are ESSENTIAL to education the total child and will work against academic outcomes the district hopes to realize.

    • Paola Castillo HIALEAH, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      What's the point of being smart and taking all of the STEM classes if you are not creative enough to innovate? A truly intelligent person cannot only have a well or two, They must know in other fields too, so that it spreads, and becomes a broad ocean of intelligence-true intelligence, one may say. In layman's terms, your brain will be smart, but your head will be dumb.

      - A 5-year musician who is going to college for biomedical engineering

    • Kelly Hardy POULSBO, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Music is so important and should be made a priority in our schools. Please continue to fully fund our schools and make music a priority!

    • William Reid PEACHTREE CITY, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Both of my children have benefited from the music program. I don't want any child not to have the opportunities my two did.


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