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Lost Music Program Showing Signs of Life at Wilshire Crest Elementary School

WIlshire Crest Elementary

Wilshire Crest Elementary School was one of 20 schools in the LAUSD that lost their arts teachers over the winter break. For Wilshire Crest, the impact was immediately felt in the music program where the school’s music teacher was a part of the district cuts.

WIlshire CrestThe cuts were due to a drop in enrollment at each of the 20 schools. The arts teachers were redeployed to schools with enrollment increases.

Thankfully for Wilshire Crest, the school has a vibrant and active corps of parents, led by PTA president Jocelyn Duarte. They researched options and have discovered some after-school options that can help fill the gap.

KPCC has been covering this story and published an update on Friday…there is progress, including a $500 grant from the GWNC. Those interested in contributing – either through donating money or volunteering time/talent – can reach out to the Wilshire Crest PTA at (323) 938-5291.

Read more:

KPCC-FM – Nonprofits and parents step in to bring music back following LAUSD program cuts

Wilshire Crest Elementary School is at 5241 West Olympic Boulevard. Built in 1923, Wilshire Crest has been serving the neighborhoods of Brookside, Sycamore Square, Miracle Mile, and Longwood Highlands for more than 80 years.


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