BPS celebrates I Love Public Schools Day

Emma Gage, Reporter

On Wednesday, Jan. 23 schools all over Nebraska celebrated the fourth annual I Love Public Schools Day.

Bellevue Public Schools however, delayed its celebration to Thursday, after school was cancelled due to snow on Wednesday.

This day was created by the Nebraska Loves Public Schools organization, which creates films and tells the story of people and programs in public schools all over Nebraska, in order to celebrate the positive impact of public schools.

Social studies teacher Kelly McVey explained why I Love Public Schools Day has become more prominent in recent years.

“It gained ground after the 2016 political debate with Betsy DeVos,” McVey said. “It was kind of like charter schools versus public schools and private schools and the idea that a lot of people were against private schools and charter schools because they thought it would have negative consequences for public schools.”

Because of this, the overall purpose for I Love Public Schools Day was to support public schools and those who work and attend them.

“It can mean different things to different people,” McVey said. “I think it’s just a day of recognition for people who attend and work in public schools. It’s just kind of a united front.”

You can see how other schools around Nebraska celebrated I Love Public Schools Day by following Nebraska Loves Public Schools on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook @NElovesPS.