Perysburg School District has, for the seventh year in a row, been selected as on of the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.
There were 307 schools and districts selected out of over 2,000 applicants from across the United States, among them, 21 districts in Ohio.
The survey outcome is based on the information each school district provides about funding, staffing, commitment to standards and access to music instruction. Data is analyzed statistically and is also verified via a follow-up audit.
The foundation said in its announcement last week: "The survey measured a variety of factors, including budgetary commitment to music, opportunities to learn music, the presence of highly qualified, certified music teachers, adherence to state and national standards, types of musical experiences offered and opportunities for performance and competition, among others.
"To make the Best Communities, a community is committed to access and high standards for music education in all areas."