• Petitioned Cynthia Armstrong

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Pasco Schools Dist. 3 Board Member
Cynthia Armstrong
Pasco Schools Dist. 5 Board Member
Steve Luikart
Pasco Schools Dist. 2 Board Member
Joanne Hurley
Pasco Schools Dist. 1 Board Member
Allen Altman
Pasco Schools Dist. 4 Board Member
Alison Crumbley
School Principals
Florida Governor
Florida State Senate
Florida State House

Support Arts Education in Pasco County Schools

    1. Petition by

      Suncoast Arts Advocacy

We want every student in Pasco County exposed to an arts education taught by professional, qualified teachers. “It takes more than textbooks to produce tomorrow’s mathematicians, scientists, and business leaders. It takes imagination. We believe that all students need grounding in the arts to stimulate creativity.”

Short-term – 1) Higher FCAT and SAT test scores, GPA's and higher student achievement by all measures, 2) Reduced truancy, reduced drop-out rates and higher graduation rates and better student behavior. Long-term – An Arts Education Enhances Creativity, Provides tools for individuals to succeed in tomorrow’s Global Information Society, Strengthens employment potential. The message in today’s economy: We recognize there must be cuts made in all academic areas and request that the Arts be treated like all the other core subjects. We ask is that the arts are cut no more and no less than the other core subject. “Arts education develops the whole child and is integral to the well-rounded education every child needs.” 

Go to the scheduled budget meetings in April. Your presence is vital. Speak up in support of the Arts using the “WHY” statements outlined above. Sign the on-line partition in support. Email a support message to PascoArts4Kids@gmail.com. These messages will be presented to the school board .

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Brown Rick NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      We want well rounded students in our schools and workforce. Although my children have all graduated I still believe the arts are important. I want my grandchildren to have access to the arts if they want to be involved.

    • Kathy Anderson NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      There is so much waste, & double expenditure @ the board level. The cuts must begin at the top, not in the schools. The children have been effected enough already. Music & art is essential to a well rounded psyche, and is proven to calm, as well as stimulate the mind.

    • Bradley Esau LAND O LAKES, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Nothing good can come from cutting the arts out of public schools. Students need a place where they can freely express themselves.

    • Brenda Vachon PORT RICHEY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      it would be a crime for our Arts Education to disappear from our Public School's educational system because we "can't afford it"... Our future depends on WELL ROUNDED human beings graduating from our school system (simple "book smarts" is just NOT enough!!).

    • Kam Stephey NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I believe eliminating programs from our children regarding arts, music, sports and elimination of guidance staff cripples our children in the long run. I want my child to have the same opportunities I had when in school and my fear is many will leave the state if this occurs.


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