Music meeting set for Monday – The Reporter

By Richard Bammer

Young Artists Conservatory of Music will hold a community meeting Monday in an effort to preserve music enrichment for hundreds of children in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.

A contract between the teachers association and the district prohibits on-campus classes that can be viewed as “replacing” regular classes or offered during teacher preparation time.

YACM’s Music Matters program runs before and after school, as it has for four years, since budget cutbacks, brought on by the Great Recession and the erosion of the state’s property tax base, forced the elimination of K-6 music classes in the district, said Wanda Cook, artistic director for Young Artists, a Vacaville nonprofit business on Davis Street.

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