Press Release

Governor Herbert Proclaims Jan. 20-26 “School Choice Week in Utah”; Joins Leaders Across the Nation to Celebrate Opportunity in Education

Utah students, communities to hold more than 250 events as part of nation’s largest-ever celebration of school choice

  • January 16, 2019
  • NSCW
  • Mary Tillotson
  • (202) 480-2927 ext. 824

SALT LAKE CITYUT – Gov. Gary Herbert has officially declared Jan. 20-26 School Choice Week in Utah. In doing so, the Governor is helping lead a nationwide effort, along with other governors and local leaders, to recognize the importance of school choice policies for students across the nation. 

Parents, schools, and other organizers have planned more than 250 events and activities across the state of Utah, including rallies, roundtable discussions, meet-ups, school fairs, and more. These events are designed to foster conversations about the educational opportunities available to families. 

More than 40,000 events have been independently planned for the week nationwide, raising awareness about opportunity in education. 

“We are grateful to Governor Herbert for recognizing the importance of school choice for all students,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. “We wish Utahns the very best as we celebrate National School Choice Week.” 

As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 20 through 26, 2019, more than 40,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit 

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