School Specialty Inc.: 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

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.

CONTACT: Barbara Warren
“LIVE with Kelly and Michael”
Tel: 917-260-7433
Email: [email protected]

Dionne Manchester
GW Communications (for School Specialty Inc.)
Tel: 212-786-6068
Email: [email protected]