Florida wants to help bullied students.
This year, the Florida House of Representatives passed House Bill 755, which includes the Hope Scholarship Program.
“The Hope Scholarship Program is really an attempt to help victims,” Representative Byron Donalds said.
The program will give funding to parents whose students were bullied to go to a private school.
Roughly $40 million will be allotted to the program each year — the money will come from an auto sales tax.
The program could help up to 5,900 students.
“It provides parents the info to be able to transfer their student within the school district or to apply for a home scholarship to attend a private institution,” Donalds said.
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