THIS WEEK: 166 Events in Utah to Raise Awareness About School Choice

The Beehive State plays key role in National School Choice Week,
Gov. Herbert issues official proclamation.

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Utah and across the country.
There are 166 events planned in the Beehive State to raise awareness
about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Utah, which are independently planned and independently
funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at
schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized
by community groups. Highlighted events include a large school choice
celebration January 26 at 11 a.m. at the Utah State Capitol.

The cities of Enterprise, Helper City, Naples, and Pleasant Grove and
Governor Herbert have issued official proclamations recognizing January
22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Utah with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week
also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.

“Students, parents, teachers, and community leaders in Utah have a lot
to celebrate during National School Choice Week,” said Andrew
Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “Utah has long
been a pioneer in providing a diversity of K-12 education options for
children and families.”

With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options
for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest
celebration of education options in US history.


  • According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
    Utah can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Beehive State can choose from the
    following education options for their children: traditional public
    schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies,
    private schools, and homeschooling. The state also allows parents to
    select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the
    school is located. The state also has a program allowing qualifying
    children, in some cases, to receive scholarships to attend private


  • National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort
    spotlighting effective education options for children, including
    traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools,
    private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs
    from January 22-28, 2017. For more information, visit


National School Choice Week
Shelby Doyle, (202) 480-2927
ext. 820
Director of Communications and External Relations