Governor Tate Reeves has issued a proclamation naming this week “Mississippi School Choice Week” just days before this year’s Mississippi School Choice Celebration at the State Capitol.
According to Reeves’ proclamation, School Choice Week in the Magnolia State will be recognized from January 22 to January 28, 2023.
“Every student deserves a quality education regardless of their zip code. That’s why I was proud to declare this to be School Choice Week in Mississippi,” Reeves stated on social media. “Let’s continue fighting to empower students and families to achieve the best education experience possible!”
National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. During the week, events are held throughout the country to shine a spotlight on effective education options for all children and to raise awareness of the different education options that are available to children today.
More than 26,000 events celebrating National School Choice Week will be held at varying locations across the U.S., including schools, homeschool groups, individual supporters, chambers of commerce, and numerous other organizations.
The official start of Mississippi’s School Choice Celebration is set to begin on the South Steps of the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 a.m. Over 700 students, parents, teachers, and legislators are expected to attend for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.