The Putnam County Charter School System is a 2018 Best Communities for Music Education designee !
The Best Communities 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, the Putnam County Charter School System 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.
This award recognizes that the Putnam County Charter School System is leading the way with music learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation, signed into law in December 2015, and awaiting state implementation designates music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children.
Only 4% of the school districts in the nation receive this distinction!
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by The National Association of Music Merchants and its
approximately 10,300 members around the world. Its mission is to advance active participation in music making
across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.
For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.