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Statement on the Passage of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program



Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 7070 by the Florida House of Representatives.

“I applaud Florida’s bold leaders—especially Senate President Bill Galvano, House Speaker Jose Oliva, Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. and Representative Jennifer Sullivan—for championing legislation that puts students and their families first.

 

“Their actions to create the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program affirm that educational freedom has the power to change lives and build on Florida’s strong record of expanding opportunity to every child in every community across our great state.”

The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program will provide approximately 18,000 Florida K-12 students with education scholarships to attend participating private schools in the first year and add around 7,000 enrollment slots each year after.