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2020 Legislative Initiative

Revising the McKay Funding Formula   The Coalition of McKay Scholarship schools has been concerned with the disparity between the scholarship amounts for McKay students and other scholarship programs.  McKay students’ scholarships at the 251 levels and the 504 students are lower than scholarships for students on the new Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES).  We ran […]

2019 Legislation

The 2019 legislative session did not make any changes to the McKay Scholarship Program. Since many schools accepting McKay Scholarships also accept the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, the board wanted to present the expansion and changes to the FTC scholarship.  We appreciate the Florida Association of Nonpublic School  allowing us to share their End-of-Session Report. […]

2018 Legislative Session Brings Changes

Accountability Legislation Passes The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools and numerous other stakeholders in the different scholarship programs worked with the education staff in the House of Representatives and with various representatives to develop accountability measures within the scholarship programs. PCS for HB 7055 addressed numerous issues other than scholarship accountability but we tracked the bill and […]

House and Senate Bills Concerning McKay Scholarship Moving

HB 829 – Removing the Prior Year HB 829, sponsored by Representative Plasencia, originally started with the goal of removing the prior year as a requirement for eligibility in the McKay Scholarship Program.  Due to the funding structure of the McKay Scholarship, this has not been deemed feasible. Rep. Plasencia has worked with the Education Inovation Committee and replaced […]

House and Senate bills filed concerning McKay Scholarship

Legislation Pending (December 6, 2017) The Legislature has begun committee meetings and planning for the 2018 session.  House and Senate bills have already been filed concerning the McKay Scholarship Program. SB 564 (Sen. Young) – companion bill HB 399 (Rep. Mariano) has been filed. The Coalition’s Legislative Committee has been reviewing the bill and has had […]