State scholarship program allows transfer for bullied students
A law took effect Sunday morning establishing a scholarship program for students who’re being bullied to transfer to another school.
The Hope Scholarship Program is funded by and allows students to attend another public school or a private school that’s compatible with the program, according to the Florida Senate.
Students from kindergarten to high school are eligible for the program.
People who make contributions when purchasing a vehicle can receive a tax credit reducing the sales tax, according to the Florida Senate. A buyer who makes a contribution can receive a matched tax credit.
The Florida Senate bill summary said the following incidents classified by the Department of Education qualify:
- Physical attack
- Sexual offense
- Fighting at school
WINK News reporter Janae Muchmore was live at a Back to School Supply Drive. Watch the full segment above.