The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation recently announced Lewisville ISD as among the Best Communities for Music Education.
The program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of curriculum.
LISD has earned the designation 11 times since 2002. The association recognized 388 school districts and 120 individual schools.
“I am proud of the incredibly talented students and staff,” LISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers said in a news release. “Their efforts couldn’t happen without the support of parents and the community.”
The program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Researchers at the Center for Public Partnerships & Research, an affiliate of the University of Kansas, led the data review.
“Congratulations to all the students and adults responsible for supporting our music programs. This award is for you,” said Bill Watson, LISD’s Director of Fine Arts. “As a band director for 30 years, what I believe and have always shared with students and adults is that all successful programs have exemplarystudents, staff, parents, administration, community and alumni.”
The association includes 388 school districts in 46 states.