OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Union Free School District was recently named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.
“This is a great validation of the strength of our music program,” Bradley Morrison, director of cultural arts said in a statement. “We're fortunate to have an outstanding teaching faculty, amazing students, and a very supportive administration, Board of Education and community. Having a great program is truly a community effort.”
The BCME program evaluates schools and districts based on funding, staffing of highly qualified teachers, commitment to standards, and access to music instruction.
More than 2,000 schools and school districts participated in the survey this year, with 21 percent earning recognition.