By Bruce Karnick [email protected] Hastings School District has consistently had amazing music programs throughout the years. This year, ISD 200 was one of six school districts recognized by the …
By Bruce Karnick
Hastings School District has consistently had amazing music programs throughout the years. This year, ISD 200 was one of six school districts recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The foundation recognized 686 school districts across the United States that are among the Best Communities in the nation for music education. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.
Districts where offered the opportunity to complete a 45-minute survey that gauged funding, participation, opportunity, standards, community, facilities and other factors that affect access to comprehensive music education. The survey was developed in partnership with the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. Survey questions are aligned with goals for equity and access to music education for all students, and also with national standards for music education. This survey seeks to support communities everywhere that are working to assure music education opportunities for all students.
In 2020, Hastings was also one of 754 school districts to receive the same award.