Florida is now the first state in the country to offer students scholarships to attend safer schools.
Last week Governor Rick Scott signed legislation creating the Hope Scholarship Program, which offers scholarships to public school students victimized by an array of safety incidents, including:
or fighting at school
“Every child in Florida should have the opportunity to get a great education at the school of their choice so they can achieve their dreams,” said Gov. Scott upon signing the bill into law (HB 7055).
The Hope Scholarship Program also stands out for its unique funding mechanism.
Unlike publicly-funded voucher programs, such as federal