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ECSD Fine Arts Teacher Resources: Transportation, Certification, and S.O.P.s:

For your convenience, quick links, guidelines, and instructions for Fine Arts educators and principal resources in ECSD can be found here. Guidelines for field trips, travel, certification requirements, uniform rotations, middle school instrument repair, and much more can be found here. 

Bus Requisition Procedures:

When taking a group on a field trip through Fine Arts funding, please have your school complete the online form of your bus requisition. Do not use a paper bus requisiton. All bus requisitions for Fine Arts should be coded to Fine Arts. Please meet the given deadlines so that your bus is secured in a timely manner.

Fine Arts provides two buses each for the Elementary Pensacola Symphony concert for 5th grade .

Fine Arts provides one bus to Elementary Pensacola Children's Chorus Christmas on the Coast for 3rd Graders.

Fine Arts provides one bus to each Visual Arts educator to the Pensacola Museum of Art Youth Art Focus.


Professional Development Educator Travel:

Once you have been preapproved to travel to a workshop through Fine Arts, you must turn in an original T2 form, a copy of your leave form, and a copy of your registration to the conference/workshop to Fine Arts at least 2 weeks prior to your travel date. Fine Arts requests that all receipts, agenda/workshop schedule,  T3's, and workshops attended be turned in within 5 days of your return from travel. 

For your convenience, the T2, T3 forms, and the leave form can be found here:

T2 Form:(Before trip at least 2 weeks prior to the trip) Request for Travel Authorization Form

Put leave in Frontlline and secure your substitute. 

T3 Form: (After trip, 30 days): Travel Voucher Reimbursement Claim

Here are some PowerPoint to help with your T2 and T3

Here are PowerPoints with step-by-step directions on the Accounting Operations website. I have copied the links for you.  Feel free to share.



I hope this is useful information.


Student Academic/Teacher Travel: 

Students representing ECSD in state academic competitions for an enrolled course may receive funds up to $125 to help pay for transportation to events such as All-State Band, All-State Chorus, All-State Orchestra, and Florida Thespian Festival. 

Student Academic Travel Request Form: Request for Student Travel Funds

Teachers who accompany those students may also receive funds up to $300 to cover cost of transportation, lodging, and meals.

See SOP here: Academic SOP-RevisedJuly2018 (PDF)


Certification Requirements:

  2. All Fine Arts educators must have an approved ESOL course of 18 hours or more to renew their certificate. The next district ESOL training workshop will be TBA during the teacher plan day. 
  3. All Fine Arts educators must have 20 hours of approved ESE training to renew their certificate. FMEA offers a 20 hour course. The Kennedy Center webinairs for students with exceptionalities will also accumulate at 1 point each and meet the ESE requirements
  4. Disclaimer relating to certification exams, # inservice points needed: Check with certification for your individual requirements. 

 SOP Uniforms and Instruments: 

Middle School Band/Chorus Uniform Rotation SOP

High School Band Uniform Rotation

Revised Middle School and High School Band Instrument Rotation SOP

**Please follow the correct procedures to transfer any instruments, dispose of nonfunctioning instruments that are beyond repair, or remove an instrument from your inventory. Please note school board approval may be required. Contact the Fine Arts Specialist for the correct protocol for all district-owned instruments. **

Crowdfunds, Auctions, and More: 

  • The Crowdfunding SOP can be found here: Crowdfunding SOP (GoFundMe, etc.)
  • Any student product such as a student-created work of art that is to be placed in an auction requires written consent to sell by the parent/guardian.

Google Drive Resources Folders for Principals:Google Drive

 Google Drive

ECSD Online Professional Development Course for Fine Arts Teachers:

Classroom Management for Elementary Art and Music Teachers

ECSD Fine Arts Principal and Classroom Management Resources:

Google Drive Resources Folders for Principals:
 Google Drive


ECSD Online Professional Development Course for Fine Arts Teachers:Prof Dev

Classroom Management for Elementary Art and Music Teachers


Very Special Arts Webinairs  


Earn 1 point for taking VSA webinairs.

Must turn in a copy of the certificate to fine arts specialist for credit for ESE. 


ECPS Approved Fine Arts ESE 20 hour course

ESE Courses

Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Fine Arts

This course provides educators of music, visual arts, dance and theatre information about the foundations of exceptional student education; the provision of services for students with disabilities; and instructional practices that can be used not only for students with disabilities but with all students.

Inservice Points: 20

Each school district is responsible to determine if the content of this 20-hour course satisfies the requirement for Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilities (DPS 2014-12).

To enroll in this course go to: ESE Fine Arts Professional Development


Contact the Fine Arts Specialist

Follow #fineartsecsdfl  on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

TBD, Administrative Secretary
Office Phone number: (850) 469-5396




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The Fine Arts Department of Escambia County School District is dedicated to bringing the Arts to ALL students.

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Fine Arts Websites

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

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Nominate a Champion for the Arts: Nominate a teacher, administrator, parent, or student today

 Help our department recognize those who are champions for Arts in education in Escambia County School District.


You may nominate a student with an incredible talent or who has triumphed through the Arts; a parent volunteer who goes above and beyond to support a school-based Arts program; an exemplary Fine Arts Educator who demonstrates a limitless commitment to his/her students and program;  or an administrator whose support for the Arts goes unparalleled.


To submit a nomination click here: Champion of the Arts Nomination


You may also email a nomination to Angela Barberi, Fine Arts Specialist at

All County Music FestivalProfessional Recordings of All County Festival Performances will no longer be recorded due to low demand. 

All County Festival

 Dates 2022-2023:

Chorus Concert 10/18/22 

Chorus Concert Spring 10/20/2022 

Band Concert 11/16/2022


District Sponsored Visual Art Exhibitons

2022-2023 Dates:artist-palette
Pensacola Interstate Fair Reception 10/13/22Fair

11/4-11/6/2022: Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival

February 17, 2023:  Pensacola Museum of Art 6-12  Reception

March 30, 2023: Bright Images Art Exhibition Reception

High School Honor Courses Requirements

Music First Classroom
Music Library

Local Arts Organizations and Partners

We partner with the following local arts organizations:


Partners in Education

Arbel Gallery
      Arts Festival   



Museum of ArtChildren s Chorus