WV School Choice Fair held in Morgantown

Updated: Jan. 28, 2023 at 6:34 PM EST
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - The West Virginia School Choice Fair was held Saturday at the Marriot Waterfront in Morgantown.

Governor Jim Justice declared January 22nd through the 28th as West Virginia School Choice Week. More than 30 schools, education providers, and vendors were at the fair.

“It’s really about bringing any education opportunity to families so they can learn about them. School choice is about the belief that education needs to serve the child. It needs to meet the child’s unique and distinct needs,” said Education Outreach Coordinator Andrew Bambrick.

There are also student performances and activities such as face painting and a photo booth. During the fair, they also announce the 2023 West Virginia school choice award winners for educator of the year, school choice advocate of the year, and student voice for choice.

“It’s a fun and exciting way to raise awareness about this. Today and at previous events we brought vendors in and families have been telling us I didn’t know this school had this program or had this tutoring service. This is important because it is a way for you to learn and potentially find what your child needs for their K-12 education and heck even an opportunity beyond your K-12 education.”

The West Virginia school choice fair hopes to hold more events like this in the future.