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Osseo Area Schools Earns 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Honor

Apr 19, 2019 04:42AM

graphic provided by Osseo Area Schools

ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools once again was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation.

"This honor acknowledges efforts by students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders who work together to ensure access to music learning," according to Osseo Area Schools. 

More than 600 school districts earned the designation, Osseo Area Schools is one of seven districts in Minnesota to receive this honor in 2019. 

District 279 is the only district in the state to receive the recognition every year since 2009.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, districts must answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time and more. Responses are verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

Information provided by Osseo Area Schools

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