The Mexico Academy and Central School District has once again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

It is the ninth year in a row MACS has been honored with this national distinction and is one of just 686 districts in the nation that earned this honor.

“We are so incredibly proud of our music program,” said MACS Superintendent Dr. Donna Runner. “When you think of Mexico schools, one of the first things that comes to mind is its rich and deeply rooted musical traditions. I applaud our music educators throughout the district and thank the community for all their support of the arts.”

Now in its 22nd 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.

To qualify for the best communities’ designation, Mexico provided information regarding funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs.

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