THIS WEEK: 128 Events in Idaho to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Otter proclaims “Idaho School Choice Week;” hundreds
of supporters will rally at capitol

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National School Choice Week begins today in Idaho and across the
country. There are 128 events planned in the Gem State to raise
awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in Idaho, 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. On Wednesday, January 27, more than one thousand
supporters will rally for school choice at the capitol.

Governor Butch Otter and county leaders from Bannock, Benewah, and
Gooding counties have issued official proclamations recognizing January
24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.”

“Idaho offers families a broad variety of different K-12 education
choices,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice
Week. “National School Choice Week will shine a positive spotlight on
these options so that more parents can learn about the opportunities
available to their kids.”

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
    Idaho can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017
    school year. Parents in the Gem 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 has open enrollment
    policies that 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 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit


School Choice Week
Shelby Tankersley, 202-480-2927 ext. 820
Relations and Communications Manager