The nation’s largest private school choice program will offer more generous scholarships to participating students. And the largest education savings account program will be able to serve more children.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed school choice legislation supported by a majority of the Legislature’s Democrats and all of its Republicans. The governor has long supported school choice and had already approved a more-contentious education bill.
The new law would allow students in secondary schools, where tuition costs tend to be higher, to receive more funding.
- Elementary school students could receive 88 percent of the per-student average in the Florida Education Finance Program for public schools, or $6,421.
- Middle school students could receive 92 percent, or about $6,712.
- High school students could receive 96 percent, or about $7,004.
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