By Guy Page
Students, staff and parents from home schools and private schools are invited to participate in National School Choice Week observations on Wednesday, January 29 at the Capital Plaza, 100 State Street, in Montpelier.
This is the event’s fourth consecutive year honoring Vermont’s long history with school choice. It features a free luncheon at Capital Plaza, and a featured luncheon speaker. Organizers are again presenting Education Innovator Contest and Awards.
The event begins in the main banquet hall of Capital Plaza at 10:30 am. At 11 am, attendees will make their way over to the steps of the State House for a group photo followed by a press conference inside the State House, in the majestic Cedar Creek Room.
The luncheon and awards ceremony begins at noon back at Capital Plaza and will conclude by 1pm. There will also be meetings with legislators and a State House tour for those who are interested. Attendees are encouraged to contact their legislator(s) in advance of the event.
For those schools who can stay longer in the day, there is an opportunity to be officially recognized from the House floor. All students and staff may be in the House gallery for this honor.
Organizers are providing ransportation reimbursement for buses or mileage. Please RSVP to National School Choice Week VT co-chairs Brad Ferland or Asher Crispe by email or phone: Brad, Bferland@together.net, 802-999-2633; Asher, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-731-1504.
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