Support Visual and Performing Arts in OUSD during COVID-19

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Amelia Bailey
1 year ago
All OUSD students deserve access to the benefits of the arts in school. Arts education should not only be for certain schools. I support the arts in all public schools in Oakland. Fully fund the arts in all traditional Oakland public schools.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Ryan Phillips
1 year ago
I Support OUSD music and arts

Thanks for adding your voice.

mary goodell
1 year ago
The arts are as important as traditional academic education - the arts support academics. Oakland Tech must include visual and performing arts, which will enable kids to express and process the isolation and sudden change they experienced.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Stephen Johnson
1 year ago
The performing arts are necessary to a good education. A school without music is a school without soul.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Kim Mai
1 year ago
Music and art provide an outlet for young minds to explore their heart’s expressions. Programs like MUSE and VIVO have allowed my kids to escape the gloom of this pandemic and immerse themselves in songs that make them happy, and brings them hope and a sense of community. Please do not cut these programs. It would break their hearts. My kids need it now more than ever.

Thanks for adding your voice.

C Aroline Stern
1 year ago
Our students need and deserve quality Art and music curriculum.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Alisa Rose
1 year ago
I believe all children need access to an arts education. It is important in their development as students, and more importantly as people.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Michael Morgan
1 year ago
For 30 years I have been coming into OUSD schools and seeing the inspiring work of the performing arts teachers who create an atmosphere that keeps students engaged in school as a whole. At the Oakland Symphony we support them completely.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Erica Saephan
1 year ago
The Visual and Performing Arts programs are vital for our students.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Mava Vandervennet
1 year ago
Music was an important part of our daughter Beth’s education. She started learning the cello when she was in grade school and went on to continue her education in high school and through both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs. Beth’s education gave her the opportunity to enrich her life as well as the thousands of people whom she shared her beautiful gift. Music is an art form that brings so many people together. Musical education is the foundation that will support an opportunity to enrich and unify the world.