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Governor DeSantis Signs Legislation to Increase Educational Opportunities in Florida

(Tallahassee, FL)— Today, Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7070 into law, improving opportunities for Florida K-12 students. This legislation helps Florida families by creating a Family Empowerment Scholarship and addresses the lengthy waitlist for students trying to access an education that best meets their individual needs through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.

 

Cesar Grajales, The LIBRE Initiative-FL Coalitions Director, released the following statement:

“By signing this bill into law, Governor DeSantis is creating opportunities that will enable families in Florida to pursue the educational pathway that meets their child’s unique needs. The reforms included in this legislation will empower Florida students to fulfill their potential by providing them with the necessary resources and support. LIBRE applauds Governor DeSantis for signing this bill into law, and we thank lawmakers on both sides of the aisle – including Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. and Rep. Jennifer Sullivan – for championing policies that will increase educational opportunity for Florida students.”

For interviews with a representative from the LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4433