American Federation For Children Praises Passage of Florida HB7045

American Federation for Children congratulates the Florida House of Representatives for the passage of HB 7045. This landmark legislation will vastly expand Florida’s need-based and special needs scholarships so that more children will have access to educational options.

Florida leads the nation in the number of families accessing choice programs and this bill assures families desperately awaiting a scholarship will have the opportunity in future years to have the very best educational options for their children.

Statement from John Kirtley:

“We are grateful to Chair Fine and Speaker Sprowls for their leadership on this bill. It will provide educational choice to thousands more deserving Florida families.”

Details:

  • HB 7045 streamlines Florida’s choice programs and application processes
  • Expands eligibility as well as increases the number of scholarships available each year so tens of thousands of more children will have access to educational choices
  • Increases the funded scholarship amounts by aligning the awarded amount with the public school per-student funding levels
  • Need-based scholarships may be used for digital devices and internet access