I think it's great to have arts in school. It really helps people find what they might like to do after or during school. I think more schools should have arts programs because it appeals to more kids and helps them get acquainted with high school more. It might bring others together, too. I don't think it's a waste of money to have arts programs because it really gets kids involved. Also, if it's for a good cause more people are interested in it and will help out.
Schools would be very boring without arts programs. Arts are very popular in Burlington High and I would assume they're popular in others, too. As you may know, there are TONS of kids interested and involved in theater in BHS and it's good because it keeps kids busy and they meet knew people.