THIS WEEK: Kentucky Students, Parents, and Teachers to Champion School Choice at 371 Events Statewide

Gov. Bevin Joins 12+ City, County Leaders in Issuing Proclamations
Recognizing School Choice Week in the Bluegrass State

FRANKFORT, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Kentucky and across the
country. There are 371 events planned in the Bluegrass State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in Kentucky, 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 rally for school choice January 27 at 10 a.m. at the state capitol

The counties of Taylor, Lawrence, Trigg, White, and Franklin; cities of
Corbin, Eminence, Hawesville, Hillview, Pioneer Village, Southgate,
Sturgis, and West Buechel; and Governor Bevin have issued official
proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”

National School Choice Week provides families in Kentucky 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.

“National School Choice Week has the ability to bring together every
type of student, parent, and educator to celebrate the opportunity that
makes each way of learning possible,” said Andrew Vandiver of the
Catholic Conference of Kentucky. “Let’s start the new year by focusing
on the positive success stories from every type of school and student on
a statewide scale.”

“We are grateful that so many Kentucky students, parents, teachers, and
community leaders will focus on the importance of opportunity in
education during National School Choice Week.” said Andrew Campanella,
president of National School Choice Week. “Research demonstrates that
the more options parents have for their children’s education, the better
opportunities students have to graduate from school and succeed in their

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
    Kentucky can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018
    school year. Parents in the Bluegrass State can choose from the
    following education options for their children: traditional public
    schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and
    homeschooling. In some parts of the state, open enrollment policies
    allow parents to select the best traditional public school, regardless
    of where the school is located.


  • 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
of Communications and External Relations