By Lloyd Dunkelberger
News Service of Florida
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Board of Education next week is expected to approve a rule outlining how a new scholarship program for bullied students will work.
But while the Hope Scholarship program, approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year, begins with the new school year, there will not be any funds for the program until sometime after Oct. 1.
The delayed funding for the scholarships may lead to an uneven start for the program, which will allow students who are victims of bullying or other types of harassment to use the scholarships to attend private schools or to transfer to another public school. Continue Reading →