Budgets run tight in Georgia Public Schools, especially in rural communities. Some have been forced to reduce arts programs over the years to shift funds to math and reading. Now, they're getting some help from the Georgia Department of Education. GDOE will fund a total of $260,000 to help rural districts expand fine arts opportunities. 

Jessica Booth is a fine arts program specialist from the Department of Education. She spoke with "On Second Thought" about the new grants. Laura Gregory also joined the conversation on the line from Wayne County. She's an art educator for Wayne County middle schools.

"On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott speaks with Laura Gregory and Jessica Booth.


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