For the second consecutive year, Round Rock ISD has been named a District of Distinction for its Visual Arts Program by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA). The honor is given to select school districts for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and reach all different learners.

For the 2020 award, more than 1,000 districts were eligible to apply. Each district submitted support and evidence they met from the 12-point rubric over the 2019-2020 school year. Only 42 districts met the high standard and will receive the outstanding honor indicating they are in the top 4 percent of districts in the state.

“Round Rock ISD has set a high standard for visual arts advocacy, integrated visual arts curriculum, encouraged creativity and community participation,” said Stacia Gower, chair of the administration and supervision division of TAEA. “With the challenges educators faced this past school year it is a true testament to their skill, dedication, and flexibility that the quality of their programs continued strong and comprehensive.”

All 42 districts will be honored at the TAEA Administration & Supervision Division meeting as part of the TAEA Conference on Nov. 21, 2020.The event will be held virtually this year.