Florida school voucher funds began trickling in to parent and private school accounts over the weekend, days after complaints surfaced that delayed payments were threatening to derail children’s education.
Florida school voucher money is flowing again, but delays persist
Despite the flow of funds resuming, delays in payments for Florida school vouchers persist. The organization Step Up for Students, which administers the majority of voucher applications, expects most payments to be made next week. However, delays have caused some school officials to use their own funds to keep operating.
Communication and concerns
Step Up officials held a productive Zoom meeting with school operators over the weekend, addressing concerns and providing information about payment delays. Better communication could have resolved many complaints, As seen in the coverage by Maria Preston, founder of Diverse Abilities Center. Some families are still waiting for their children’s vouchers to be processed.
Working out the issues
Step Up spokesperson Scott Kent stated that the organization is processing payments quickly once they receive the necessary information. Some delays have been caused by missing tax or banking information, as well as invoices for the wrong students. These issues are being addressed individually to ensure proper payment.
By addressing concerns and working through the issues, Step Up for Students aims to resolve the delays in Florida school voucher payments. However, some families are still waiting for their children’s vouchers to be processed.