UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13D
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment Number 4)*

School Specialty, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)

807864103
(CUSIP Number)

Steven M. Kleiman
c/o Zazove Associates, LLC
1001 Tahoe Blvd.
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
(775) 298-7500
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

June 19, 2018
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule
13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule
13D, and is filing this schedule because of section 240.13d-1(e),
240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box. [ ]
Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed
original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.
See section 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a
reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the
subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment
containing information which would alter disclosures provided
in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page
shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject
to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to
all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

CUSIP No. 807864103

1. Names of Reporting Persons

ZAZOVE ASSOCIATES, LLC

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

(a) 0
(b) X
3. SEC Use Only

4. Source of Funds

OO

5. Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required
Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

[ ]

6. Citizenship or Place of Organization

DELAWARE

Number of 7. Sole Voting Power 720,139
Shares
Beneficially 8. Shared Voting Power 0
Owned by
Each 9. Sole Dispositive Power 720,139
Reporting
Person
With 10. Shared Dispositive Power 0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each
Reporting Person

720,139

12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes
Certain Shares

[ ]

13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

10.3%

14. Type of Reporting Person

IA

CUSIP No. 807864103

1. Names of Reporting Persons

ZAZOVE ASSOCIATES, INC.

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

(a) 0
(b) X
3. SEC Use Only

4. Source of Funds

OO

5. Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required
Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

[ ]

6. Citizenship or Place of Organization

ILLINOIS

Number of 7. Sole Voting Power 720,139
Shares
Beneficially 8. Shared Voting Power 0
Owned by
Each 9. Sole Dispositive Power 720,139
Reporting
Person
With 10. Shared Dispositive Power 0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each
Reporting Person

720,139

12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes
Certain Shares

[ ]

13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

10.3%

14. Type of Reporting Person

CO, HC

CUSIP No. 807864103

1. Names of Reporting Persons

GENE T. PRETTI

2. Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group

(a) 0
(b) X
3. SEC Use Only

4. Source of Funds

OO

5. Check if Disclosure of Legal Proceedings Is Required
Pursuant to Items 2(d) or 2(e)

0

6. Citizenship or Place of Organization

UNITED STATES

Number of 7. Sole Voting Power 720,139
Shares
Beneficially 8. Shared Voting Power 0
Owned by
Each 9. Sole Dispositive Power 720,139
Reporting
Person
With 10. Shared Dispositive Power 0

11. Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each
Reporting Person

720,139

12. Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (11) Excludes
Certain Shares

[ ]

13. Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (11)

10.3%

14. Type of Reporting Person

IN, HC

CUSIP No. 807864103

Item 1. Security and Issuer

This statement relates to the common stock, par value
$0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of School Specialty,
Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”).

The address of the principal executive office of the
Issuer is W6316 Design Drive, Greenville, Wisconsin 54942.

Item 2. Identity and Background
(a) This statement is filed by:

(i) Zazove Associates, LLC, a Delaware
limited liability company;

(ii) Zazove Associates, Inc., an Illinois
corporation; and

(iii) Gene T. Pretti.

Each of the foregoing is referred to as a “Reporting
Person” and collectively as the “Reporting Persons.” Each of the
Reporting Persons is party to that certain Joint Filing Agreement,
as further described in Item 6. Accordingly, the Reporting
Persons are hereby filing a joint Schedule 13D.

(b) The principal address of each of the Reporting
Persons is 1001 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451.

(c) Zazove Associates, LLC, a Delaware limited
liability company, is a registered investment advisor. The shares
of Common Stock reported herein are held in accounts over
which Zazove Associates, LLC has discretionary authority (the
“Managed Accounts”). Zazove Associates, Inc., an Illinois
corporation, is the managing member of Zazove Associates,
LLC. Gene T. Pretti is a control person of Zazove Associates,
Inc. and CEO and Sr. Portfolio Manager of Zazove Associates,
LLC.

(d) No Reporting Person has, during the last five
years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic
violations or similar misdemeanors).

(e) No Reporting Person has, during the last five
years, been party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or
administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of
such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final
order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating
activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding
any violation with respect to such laws.

(f) Gene T. Pretti is a citizen of the United States of
America.

Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration

As further described in Item 4 below, the Reporting
Persons acquired the shares of Common Stock reported herein
pursuant to the Plan (as defined below) and Confirmation Order
(as defined below).

Pursuant to the Plan and Confirmation Order, (i) each
lender holding loans (“DIP Loans”) under the Ad Hoc DIP
Facility (as defined in the Plan) received its pro rata portion
(based on its holdings of DIP Loans) of 65% of the Common
Stock to be issued when the Issuer emerged from bankruptcy,
and (ii) each holder of Notes (as defined in the Plan) received
its pro rata portion (based on its holdings of Notes) of 35% of
the Common Stock to be issued when the Issuer emerged from
bankruptcy on June 11, 2013 (the “Effective Date”). As
provided for in the Plan and Confirmation Order, the DIP
Loans and Notes were cancelled.

The source of funds used to acquire the DIP Loans and
Notes were working capital of the Managed Accounts.

Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction

On January 28, 2013, School Specialty, Inc., a
Wisconsin corporation, and certain of its subsidiaries
(collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions (Case No.
13-10125) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District
of Delaware (the “Bankruptcy Court”) seeking relief under the
provisions of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
(the “Bankruptcy Code”). On May 23, 2013, (i) the Debtors
filed the Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization under
Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (the “Plan”) with the
Bankruptcy Court, and (ii) the Bankruptcy Court entered an
order confirming the Plan, and a corrected copy of such order
was entered by the Bankruptcy Court on June 3, 2013 (such
order, the “Confirmation Order”).

Pursuant to the Plan and Confirmation Order, the
existing equity interests of the Debtors were cancelled as of the
Effective Date, and as reported in the Issuer’s Current Report on
Form 8-K filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on
June 17, 2013, a total of 1,000,004 shares of Common Stock of
the Issuer were issued as of the Effective Date.

As disclosed in the Plan (including the plan supplements
thereto), and pursuant to the Plan and Confirmation Order, Justin
Lu, a principal of Zazove Associates LLC, was appointed to
serve as a director on the board of directors of the Issuer (the
“Board”) on the Effective Date. The Plan and Confirmation
Order provide solely for the composition of the initial directors
on the Board as of the Effective Date. Should Mr. Lu cease to be
a director on the Board, none of the Reporting Persons has any
contractual right to designate his replacement or any future
directors to the Board.


Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer

(a) The approximate percentages of Common Stock
reported as beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons are
based upon the 7,000,000 shares of Common Stock outstanding
as of May 7, 2018 as reported in the Issuer’s Current Report on
Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

As of the close of business on June 19, 2018, the
Reporting Persons beneficially owned 720,139 shares of
Common Stock. The Reporting Persons have sole power to vote
and dispose of the 720,139 shares of Common Stock. These
720,139 shares of Common Stock constitute approximately
10.3% of the shares of Common Stock outstanding.

(b) Each of the Reporting Persons has sole voting
and dispositive power with regard to the shares of Common
Stock that it beneficially holds. The responses to Item 2 above
are incorporated herein by reference.

(c) The Reporting Persons have engaged in the following
transactions in the Issuer’s Common Stock in the past sixty (60)
days:

Trade Date Quantity Price per Share
6/4/2018 6,513 $19.72
6/8/18 500 $19.96
6/13/18 200 $19.96
6/19/18 395,000 $19.92

(d) No person other than the Reporting Persons is
known to have the right to receive, or the power to direct the
receipt of dividends from, or proceeds from the sale of, the
shares of Common Stock reported in this Schedule 13D.

(e) Not applicable.

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or
Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer

The responses to Item 3, 4 and 5 above are incorporated
herein by reference.

Other than as described in this Schedule 13D, to the
best knowledge of the Reporting Persons, there are no
contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships among
the Reporting Persons, or between the Reporting Persons and
any other person with respect to the securities of the Issuer.

Item 7. Material to Be Filed as Exhibits

SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my
knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth
in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date: June 25, 2018

ZAZOVE ASSOCIATES, LLC

By: //Steven M. Kleiman//
________________________
Name: Steven M. Kleiman
Title: Executive Partner

ZAZOVE ASSOCIATES, INC.

By: //Steven M. KLeiman//
________________________
Name: Steven M. Kleiman
Title: Chief Financial Officer

//Gene T. Pretti//
______________________
GENE T. PRETTI

The original statement shall be signed by each person on
whose behalf the statement is filed or his authorized
representative. If the statement is signed on behalf of a person by
his authorized representative (other than an executive officer or
general partner of the filing person), evidence of the
representative’s authority to sign on behalf of such person shall
be filed with the statement: provided, however, that a power of
attorney for this purpose which is already on file with the
Commission may be incorporated by reference. The name and
any title of each person who signs the statement shall be typed or
printed beneath his signature.
Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact
constitute Federal criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)