Title IV Part A Funding

Notes from NAfME webinar on Title IV, Part A

Title IV Part A federal funding, which comes to the school district, may be applied to support aspects of music and arts programs if decisions are made at the school district level that point the funds that way.

NAfME has released an expanded and updated Title IV-A Toolkit, featuring answers to questions they have received, as well as examples from across the country on how Title IV-A funds have been used to support music and arts education.. They have also created a blog to help promote the toolkit and explain how it can support music educators within their school districts and as advocates at the state level.

More background and details are here:
For some ideas, see

Special Report that highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Designed to continue growing as ESSA implementation proceeds, this report currently contains chapters exploring the opportunities for arts education within the following topics: Accountability, Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, State Plans, Tiers of Evidence, Title I, Well-Rounded Education and Title IV.

Other resources are here: 

Current Info Related to Advocacy

Music Advocacy Tools

Why Music In Schools is GOOD for Kids

Above information provided by NAMM and MENC on

Other Resources

Music Facilities

Opportunity to Learn standards for music: Scroll down to STANDARDS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL/ Facilities.

Kentucky Facilities Guide

Wenger Planning Guide
See especially page 7, “The Four Critical Factors,” and page 10, “Cubic Volume.” See also page 49, “The Case for Space.”

Music teachers should take the Wenger guide and go to school on it. Read it, absorb it, and take notes. You can give it to your principal but he/she will not read it. You can give it to your architect but he/she will not read it. Only if you read it and become an expert will you have the facts in your mind to serve you during any upcoming conversation.

2018 Survey on Graduation Requirements

Talking Points for Graduation Requirements 2018


KCAE Vision Paper

KCAE Vision Pamphlet

KCAE Purpose Flyer

Kentucky State Budget

Kentuckians for the Arts Letter

Assessment and Accountability System

KDE Regulation 703 KAR 5:270 

Assessment and Accountability System Position, July 2017

Comments on Regulation, October 2017

Call to Action, October 2017

KCAE Comments  703 KAR 5:270 as amended in December, 2018

Senate Bill 1, 2017

SB 1 2017 KCAE Analysis-and Position Statement

SB 1 Concerns (Feb 6)

Senate Bill 1, 2016

SB1–2016 KCAE Analysis — Initial Response

Protect Arts Education—One Page Response

Bill Summary

Latest Draft of Bill