To the Editor:
Cuts to the Board of Education budget should be as far away from the classroom as possible. Proposed .2 art teacher cuts across every elementary school in the name of “efficiency” provide no explanation as to how the same number of sections of art education can be fit into a schedule that is missing the equivalent of an entire day. Student anxiety is ever increasing in our district, yet one of the opportunities for students to embrace their creativity and experience an emotional outlet is being threatened. Piloted six-day schedules in elementary schools that allowed classroom teachers uninterrupted, rich collaboration will no longer be possible with this cut.