PIERRE, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National School Choice Week begins today in South Dakota and across the
country. There are 35 events planned in the Mount Rushmore State to
raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
The events in South Dakota, 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.
The mayor of Watertown has issued an official proclamation recognizing
January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”
“School Choice Week provides families in South Dakota with the
opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available
for their children in time for the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew
R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “The Week also
raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with
effective education options.”
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.
SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR SOUTH DAKOTA FAMILIES
According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in
South Dakota can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the
2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Mount Rushmore State can choose
from the following education options for their children: traditional
public schools, magnet schools, private schools, and homeschooling.
The state also has open enrollment policies that allow parents to
select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the
school is located.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK
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 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.