15 Apr CCSD recognized as “2020 Best Communities for Music Education” for 21st year in a row

For the 21st consecutive year, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Music Education Program has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“CCSD’s Humanities Department is proud to continue leading the nation in music education for the 21st year in a row,” said CCSD Director of Humanities Shannon La Neve. “The unparalleled support of the Board of School Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara, teachers, administrators and support professionals are the backbone of
the CCSD music education program that continues to provide students with an invaluable appreciation for the arts.”

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM are often models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, CCSD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. CCSD joins 754 districts across the country in receiving this prestigious award in 2020.

For more information about CCSD, visit ccsd.net.