The North Babylon Board of Education reinstated Tri-M, an international music honor society for middle and high school students, at its meeting Tuesday night at Robert Moses Middle School.
Tri-M is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, and is the only music honor society available for high school students.
At one time, North Babylon schools did have a Tri-M chapter, Superintendent Patricia Godek said, but the program had been dropped. This year, art director Kim Lowenborg-Coyne requested to have it reinstated.
The organization would not be a club activity and therefore, not require a moderator or formal induction ceremony, she wrote in her letter to the board. However, the students would be recognized at a board of education meeting. The students would also have the Tri-M honor society designation included on their transcripts.
Students named to the honor society would be recognized by the district the same way students are named to All County Music Festivals, Lowenborg-Coyne said in her letter.
"I know it is important to honor our students achievements. I think this would be a good compromise in going forth and making sure that the students who are deserving of this honor society are able to participate," Superintendent Patricia Godek said.