School Specialty to Hold Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Conference Call

School Specialty to Hold Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Conference Call

GREENVILLE, Wis., Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School Specialty
(Nasdaq:SCHS), a leading K-12 education company with the broadest array of
products in the market, has scheduled its fiscal 2013 second quarter
conference call for Tuesday, November 20, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The
company's news release detailing the quarter's financial results will be
issued November 20, before the open of trading on the Nasdaq Market.

The call along with accompanying slides will be available via live webcast
from the Investors section of School Specialty's website
www.schoolspecialty.com under Presentations. The call and slide presentation
will be archived on the company's website and available later in the day.

About School Specialty, Inc.

School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative and
proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and
inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The company designs,
develops, and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best
curriculum, supplemental learning resources, and school supplies. 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.

Accelerated Learning's major products include: Wordly Wise 3000(R),
Premier(TM) Agenda, Delta Education(TM), FOSS(R), CPO Science (TM), Frey
Scientific (R), Educator's Publishing Service, Academy of Reading(R), Think
Math!(TM), MCI(R), S.P.I.R.E.(R) and SPARK(TM). Educational Resources
proprietary brands include: Education Essentials(R), Sportime(R),
Childcraft(R), Sax(R) Arts & Crafts, Califone(R), abc(R), Abilitations(R),
School Smart(R), Classroom Select(TM) and Projects by Design(R).

For more information about School Specialty, visit www.schoolspecialty.com.

CONTACT: School Specialty, Inc.
         Elizabeth Higashi (Investor Relations)
         920 243-5392
         elizabeth.higashi@schoolspecialty.com