School Specialty Inc. is Proud to Recognize Elyria High School Teacher Stacie Starr on LIVE with Kelly and Michael as Part of the Show's Fifth Annual "Top Teacher Week"

Company Awards Elyria High School With a New, All-American Football Scoreboard

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GREENVILLE, Wis., May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This morning on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB:SCOO) ("School Specialty" or "the Company"), a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace, joined hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for "LIVE's" fifth annual "Top Teacher Week" in honoring Elyria High School teacher Stacie Starr. School Specialty provided Starr with a $16,000 All-American Football Scoreboard in celebration of her commitment to her students, her school and her community as part of a weeklong-event spotlighting the best educators in the U.S. as nominated by "LIVE's" viewers.

As one of the country's largest and most trusted providers of over 100,000 educational products including supplies, furniture and instructional solutions, School Specialty presented Starr and the Elyria High School Pioneers with a brand new All-American 8000 Football Scoreboard, a state-of-the-art sports equipment staple. Measuring at 18ft-wide, the championship prize comes in bold colors and is equipped with a cutting-edge wireless radio controlled system, making it easy to update team-names and scores from any location on the field (up to 1500ft away) or within 500ft in an indoor field. With a rechargeable 25-hour battery, the high-tech sports equipment will ensure that the points stay safely posted through any potential overtime.

"School Specialty places tremendous pride in helping educators teach our children -- our future leaders. We applaud 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' on their dedication to recognizing the teachers who work hard each and every day to create fun and challenging learning environments for our children on and off the field," explains School Specialty CEO Joe Yorio. "We congratulate Stacie Starr on this tremendous accomplishment, and look forward to cheering on the Elyria High School football team this fall."   

"LIVE's" viewers nominated teachers on the show's website or Facebook page. Starr was nominated by a parent of one of her students. As noted in the "LIVE" press release in April, Stacie Starr is an intervention specialist at Elyria High School in Elyria, Ohio.  For further details, viewers can visit the "LIVE" website at LIVEKellyandMichael.com.

For more information on School Specialty's participation in LIVE's 2014 "Top Teacher Week", please contact GW Communications.

"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit "LIVE" on the Web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter and Instagram, @KellyandMichael.

About School Specialty Inc.

School Specialty (@SchoolSpecialty) is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. For more information about School Specialty, visit www.schoolspecialty.com.

Barbara Warren
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
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Dionne Manchester
GW Communications (for School Specialty Inc.)
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