Event will celebrate school choice options; connect families with legislators
TOPEKA, Kan. – On Tuesday, January 30, the Kansas chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org will host “Parent Choice in Education Day at the Capitol” to celebrate the benefits of all school choice options for students and families, including virtual education. At 10:30 a.m. attendees will hear from speakers and Representative Clay Aurand (District 106) and Senator Mike Petersen (District 28) will be presented with School Choice Champion Awards.
The event will be attended by about 100 students, families and teachers from around the state who benefit from school choice options, including virtual education. Attendees will hear from school choice leaders, learn about legislation that could impact their schools of choice, and share their personal school choice stories with legislators.
PublicSchoolOptions.org believes that every child, regardless of their zip code or how much money their parents make, deserves the best start in life. We firmly believe that begins with a parent’s ability to choose the school where their child will thrive — whether that’s in a traditional brick and mortar school, public virtual school, charter school, home school, or private school. Every child learns differently, even within the same family. Giving parents options so their child can succeed is critical.
Parent Choice in Education Day at the Capitol powered by PublicSchoolOptions.org
Tuesday, January 30
10 a.m. – Event begins
10:30 a.m. – Program begins with speakers and award presentations
Kansas State Capitol
STATEMENT FROM COLLEEN COOK, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG NATIONAL PARENT BOARD MEMBER:
“School choice in Kansas has given so many options to so many families and we are excited to celebrate those choices. We come to the capitol to meet with legislators and tell our school choice stories and encourage lawmakers and education officials to establish policies that put even more trust in parents and provide them a seat at the decision-making table. Every child deserves access to the educational option that works best for them.”