School Choice Becomes Florida Law

Apr 16, 2016 by

Florida’s public school students, starting in 2017-2018, will be able to attend any school in the state that has space available, under a massive education bill that Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law.

Florida’s public school students, starting in 2017-18, will be able to attend any school in the state that has space available, under a massive education bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Thursday.
Starting July 1, the measure also will let high school athletes have immediate eligibility when transferring schools, and it will subject charter schools to more accountability and a new formula for receiving capital dollars.
Scott also signed 19 other bills, including the session’s main transportation package and new laws affecting healthcare policy and the Citizens Property Insurance Committee.
He also issued his second veto of the session, disapproving of HB 139 — which would have provided incentives for dentists who practice in under-served areas or who treat under-served patients. Scott said it did not place “appropriate safeguards on taxpayer investments” and it “is duplicative of existing programs.”

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