WEAR - Search Results
Gov. Scott Expands State's School Voucher Program
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that expands the state's existing voucher program Friday.
The current program is limited to low income families but the new law would let middle-income families apply to receive vouchers.
They can start receiving vouchers in 2016.
It would also make it easier for low-income families to transfer to the program.
The 300-million dollar program currently serves nearly 6-thousand families.
Scott's action would trigger a lawsuit from the state's teacher union. Some members claim the voucher expansion comes at the expense of public schools