States are already looking to revise their budgets for the current and next fiscal years. Many are considering cuts across the board, including millions of dollars from education budgets.
The NAfME GRASSROOTS ACTION CENTER has resources and ideas that can be used to help sustain and save our programs.
In late May, RIMEA sent this 2020 COVID Advocacy Statement to all Rhode Island school superintendents.
RIMEA is hosting a FREE ADVOCACY WEBINAR on Tuesday, June 2 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
April 3rd Update: In light on the current COVID-19 health crisis, the RIMEA Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Solo & Ensemble Festival and Honors Recital. Any payments that were previously sent in will be returned. Please take care of yourself, stay healthy and stay home.
March 18th Update: the RIMEA Orchestra Festival, the Junior Band Festival, the Senior Band Festival, and the Junior Jazz Festival have been canceled. In addition, the Elementary, Junior and Senior Choral Festivals, managed by RI-ACDA, have also been canceled.
March 11th Update: Letter from RIMEA President
RIMEA has some online resources to help support music educators as we attempt to navigate these uncharted waters.
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