Florida Gov. Scott to sign voucher, college aid bills

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP/WJXT) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to sign a bill creating the nation's first-ever private school voucher program for bullied students.

Scott also plans to approve a bill that revamps Florida's universities and colleges and includes a significant boost in financial aid provided to the state's top performing high school graduates. Scott's office announced that the Republican governor will sign both bills on Sunday.

The voucher program is included in a sweeping education bill that also includes a requirement that all Florida schools must display the words "In God We Trust."

The measure (HB 7055) creates a program where students who are victims of bullying and other types of violence can move to a different public school or receive a private school voucher under the Hope Scholarship program.

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