About The Hope Scholarship
Every parent wants a rewarding, effective and safe learning environment for the children. Sadly, bullying happens and every incidence of bullying matters. Florida Statute 1002.40 recognizes that no student should suffer from bullying!
Get help for your student by immediately reporting the incident to the principal. Any incidence of ‘battery, harassment, hazing, bullying, kidnapping, physical attack, robbery, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual battery, threat or intimidation, or fighting at school, at a school sponsored activity, riding on the school bus or waiting at the bus stop should be reported right away.’
NOTE: “harassment”, “threat” and “intimidation” are very expansive in terms of their defined scope!
Once a parent reports the incident, it becomes the school’s responsibility to solve the problem to their satisfaction. At the same time, the school must notify the parent of the 2 Hope Scholarship options: a transportation stipend to move their student to another public school or a scholarship to move their child to a private school.
The school will likely investigate the incident, but the student’s eligibility for a Hope Scholarship is absolute and does not depend on the outcome of any investigation. Additionally, Chancellor Oliva’s March 1, 2019 letter sent to every superintendent makes it very clear that that the student is eligible simply by reporting the incident.
“PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE SUBSTANTIATION IN ORDER FOR THE DISTRICT TO NOTIFY THE PARENT OF THE PROGRAM, and any district that is adding this requirement is in violation of the statute and administrative rule and will be dealt with according to the law.”
'Bullying' Has A Whole New Meaning.
Bullying isn’t what you think. Bullying isn’t just student on student anymore. It’s happening in classrooms across the country…by teachers teaching that God doesn’t exist, that your child is privileged and inherently racist, that socialism is superior to free markets, denigrating the biblical view of creation, teaching the Marxist propaganda of BLM, the 1619 project and much more. Children across America are being taught radical ideas that are harmful, threatening, and intimidating to many families. If this is happening to your child, you are eligible for the Hope Scholarship.
We believe that your child deserves the best education available. With this in mind, we have created this list of scholarship opportunities available for Florida students. Scholarships are available for children experiencing bullying, in need of help with reading or disabilities, for low income families and more. One of these scholarships could potentially be your child’s ticket into a school that will challenge them towards their highest potential!
The Department of Education entrusted FLCA with increasing statewide awareness and participation in the HOPE Scholarship. This is a serious initiative to bring Educational Freedom to student victims of bullying, intimidation and abuse. So parents–use this program to protect yourself and your student. Give HOPE to your children. No bullies allowed!