TNVA Singled Out for Closure Compared to 100 Tennessee Public Schools with Similar Scores
Nashville, Tenn., February 9, 2015 — Hundreds of parents, students, teachers and school choice supporters are set to rally on Tuesday, February 10 at the Capitol Building in Nashville in support of Tennessee Virtual Academy – a full time online public school offered through Union County Public Schools serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school offers flexible and personalized programs, particularly serving students with special needs, medical challenges and others that have struggled in traditional brick-and-mortar schools.
Despite high levels of parent and student satisfaction, the Tennessee Virtual Academy is being singled out for closure, depriving hundreds of Tennessee families of an important public school option.
“We are rallying at the Capitol to save an important public school option for our family while reminding our public elected officials that parents know best when it comes to deciding what type of education works for our children,” said Tennessee Public School Options parent leader Cathy Berg.
WHAT: 4th Annual Public School Options Capitol Day
WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:45 PM CST
WHERE: House Chamber Floor – Tennessee State Capitol
Note: From 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., families from PublicSchoolOptions.org will be visiting with legislators in the Legislative Plaza to share their stories about school choice and why it’s important for their families. Look for students, parents and teachers wearing red scarves.