SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — In San Francisco, there is a measure before the school board Tuesday night to defund a popular arts program in order to provide more money to hire full-time P.E. teachers. The proposal is not sitting well with many educators and parents.
Two weeks ago, the San Francisco Board of Education quietly told two administrators that their contracts would not be renewed. One is the head of curriculum and instruction, the other directs a program called Visual and Performing Arts, known as VAPA.
A third man, the executive director for Creativity and the Arts, Donn Harris suddenly announced he was retiring.
Why is this significant?
Because now three board members are proposing eliminating $2.3-million in funding for VAPA, the program at the heart of San