Town Hall Meeting On School Choice And Universal Vouchers Set For May 11

A free informational town hall session on “School Choice and Universal Vouchers” will be held Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens branch library, located at 11303 Campus Drive. It will focus on the expanded Universal School Voucher Bill HB1/SB202, passed during the 2023 legislative session and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis to be effective July 1, along with several other bills that impact effective teaching and learning to meet students’ diverse needs.

The May 11 session will help parents understand what the approximately $8,500 school choice voucher will provide and what it won’t provide. Speakers will include: Dr. Deanna Albert, CEO/CAO of Educational Solutions & Resources LLC; Scott Hottenstein, president of the Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida; Stephanie Vanos, vice president of the Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida; Dr. Kathi Gundlach, president of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County; and introductions by Sara Miller, president of North County Democratic Club. Pre-registration for the free session is required to assure that there are adequate materials and refreshments for everyone who attends.