On January 27, 2021

Vermont families, educators spotlight importance of K-12 education options

Gov. Scott issues proclamation recognizing Jan. 24-30 as Vt. School Choice Week

In the midst of a school year like no other, Vermont families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during School Choice Week 2021. Vermont community members are hosting 69 virtual or at-home celebrations during the week.

Taking place annually since 2011, School Choice Week is America’s largest celebration of educational choice. While typically the week is packed with large, in-person events, school choice advocates have adapted to this year’s health and safety protocols, opting for drive through scavenger hunts, virtual information sessions and showcases, online contests, drive-in movie screenings, and more.

Governor Phil Scott has also issued an official proclamation recognizing Jan. 24-30 as Vermont School Choice Week.

“School choice doesn’t just mean building new schools,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “In rural states like Vermont, choice means enriching existing schools— giving families increased access to a flexible, customized education. During a challenging school year, National School Choice Week provides an upbeat, hopeful time to school-search and share ideas for better serving Vermont’s kids.”

To download a guide to Vermont school choice, use the Schools Near Me tool to search for schools in your area, or see celebration photos and proclamation updates, visit schoolchoiceweek.com/vermont.

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