SPRING HILL, Fla.– J(BUSINESS WIRE) — A festival featuring more than a dozen different schooling options will be held during National School Choice Week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at Pasco Safety Town in Hudson. Admission is free, and the first 500 children will receive goodie bag with yellow scarves and other giveaways.
The festival will host information on public school open enrollment, career academies, international baccalaureate programs, private school scholarships, virtual schools, magnet schools, and charter schools. Adam Miller from the Florida Department of Education – Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice will be available to speak with parents about school options for their kids.
This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2017, which will feature more than 21,000 school choice events across all 50 states.
“We are excited to be part of the 21,000 School Choice Week events taking place around the country,” said Wendy Howard, a longtime school choice advocate. “Our free event offers a fun-filled family day with lots of activities and performers while providing parents with all of the necessary information on all of the school choice options available to them.”
The event will include activities for children such as a petting zoo, bounce house, bounce slide, rock climbing, and a traveling children’s museum. Nonstop entertainment will feature Shalyah Fearing, music students, school chorus, and NFL Super Bowl champion Earl Christy. Food trucks and a snack shack will be available, and families can win silent auction prizes.
- Colonel Jeffrey Harrington of the Pasco Sheriff’s office
- Adam Miller from the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice
- Ray Gadd, Deputy superintendent of Pasco County Schools
- Denisha Merriweather of Step Up for Students scholarship organization
- Bill Cronin, president and CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council
- Earl Christy, N.Y. Jets Super Bowl III Champion
Trinity Security Allies, Inc. is hosting the event, at which more than 1,000 Tampa Bay area families are expected.
Trinity Security Allies is a nonprofit offering safety education, training and consulting to churches, schools and other non-profits.
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.