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Table 142. Among public elementary schools that offered instructions in the arts, percent and standard error reporting that arts specialists contributed to various arts-related management decisions, by school characteristics: School year 19992000
 
School characteristic Input in arts eduction programs Included on site-based
management/school
improvement teams or
leadership councils
Arts
curriculum offered
Allocation of
arts funds
Hiring of
arts staff
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
Percent Standard
error
All public elementary schools 68 (2.1) 56 (2.2) 34 (2.1) 59 (1.8)
                 
Enrollment size                
Less than 300 63 (4.9) 49 (5.4) 28 (4.6) 41 (5.3)
300 to 499 70 (3.2) 54 (3.3) 36 (3.3) 66 (3.2)
500 or more 71 (2.4) 62 (2.6) 37 (2.6) 66 (2.2)
Region                
Northeast 87 (3.4) 69 (4.3) 47 (4.4) 76 (3.6)
Southeast 61 (4.4) 58 (4.0) 22 (3.5) 64 (4.0)
Central 76 (3.8) 57 (4.1) 38 (4.4) 68 (3.5)
West 54 (3.4) 45 (4.1) 31 (3.3) 37 (3.8)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities1                
Less than 6 percent 74 (3.9) 59 (4.4) 38 (4.4) 61 (4.1)
6 to 20 percent 76 (3.9) 64 (4.7) 47 (4.8) 69 (4.5)
21 to 49 percent 67 (3.8) 58 (4.6) 26 (4.5) 55 (4.6)
50 percent or more 57 (4.0) 44 (3.9) 25 (3.5) 53 (4.4)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                
0 to 25 percent 75 (3.5) 64 (3.7) 43 (3.1) 68 (3.7)
26 to 50 percent 73 (3.8) 58 (4.0) 36 (4.1) 60 (3.4)
51 to 75 percent 64 (4.9) 54 (5.0) 30 (4.6) 54 (5.0)
76 percent or more 54 (4.6) 41 (4.6) 22 (3.6) 50 (4.5)
1Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Percents are based on the 98 percent of public elementary schools that reported instruction in the arts during regular school hours in the 1999–2000 school year. The data presented in this table may differ from previously published information because missing data from the 1999–2000 surveys were imputed for analysis in this report. Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Elementary School Arts Education Survey: Fall 1999,” FRSS 67E, 1999–2000.

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