Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): April 24, 2020


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W6316 Design Drive

        Greenville, Wisconsin  54942        

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Item 8.01Other Events. 


On April 7, 2020, School Specialty, Inc. (the “Company”) filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2019 (the “Report”).  The Company expects to file an Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (the “Form 10-K/A”) to amend and restate in its entirety Part III, Items 10 through 14 of the Report to include information previously omitted in reliance on General Instruction G(3) to Form 10-K (the “Part III Information”) because the Company will not file a definitive proxy statement within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year.  The Company does not anticipate any changes to its Report other than the Part III items referenced above.


The Company continues to experience disruptions in its operations and business for the reasons previously disclosed in its Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 27, 2020, which is hereby incorporated herein by reference, including the risk factor set forth therein.  Pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Order under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Modifying Exemptions from the Reporting and Proxy Delivery Requirements for Public Companies dated March 25, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465), the Company is availing itself of an extension of up to 45 days to file the Part III Information within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year.  Accordingly, the Company expects to file the Form 10-K/A by June 10, 2020.


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report may contain statements concerning School Specialty’s future financial condition, results of operations, expectations, plans or prospects, including the anticipated timing of the filing of the Part III Information.  Such statements are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements also include those preceded by or followed by words like “anticipate,” “believes,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plan,” “projects,” “should,” “targets” and/or similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are based on School Specialty’s estimates and assumptions as of the date of the information presented, and as such involve uncertainty and risk, including the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business and operations.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described in Item 1A. of School Specialty’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, and in School Specialty’s Current Report on Form 8-K, dated March 27, 2020, which factors are incorporated herein by reference. Any forward-looking statement in this report speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  Except as required under the federal securities laws, School Specialty does not intend to update or revise the forward-looking statements.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








Dated:  April 24, 2020

By:  /s/ Kevin L. Baehler    


  Kevin L. Baehler

  Executive Vice President and

  Chief Financial Officer