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School District passes Parents’ Bill of Rights

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County approved a Parents’ Bill of Rights policy last Tuesday night, which also promotes parental involvement. The policy went into effect Wednesday. Board member Melisa Giovanneli said Tallahassee had to strengthen the constitution by ...

Kindergarten pre-registration is now open

news@breezenewspapers.com Pre-registration has opened for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. The School District of Lee County opened its kindergarten pre-registration for August 2022 on Monday. Pre-registration gives parents an opportunity to secure a seat at an elementary ...

School board OKs purchase of State Road 82 acreage

news@breezenewspapers.com The School Board of Lee County has approved the purchase of 184 acres on State Road 82. The estimated total cost, $3,019,066.67, is for a tract at 17250 State Road 82, which includes 100 buildable acres due to wetlands. Gwyn Gittens was the sole board member who ...

Harns Marsh Middle teacher encourages students to be proactive

news@breezenewspapers.com A Harns Marsh Middle School teacher encourages students to be proactive and share information with staff when something does not sound right. Two Harns Marsh Middle School students, ages 13 and 14, were accused of plotting a school shooting. Lee County Sheriff ...

Parents Bill of Rights plan to go to public hearing

news@breezenewspapers.com After a presentation by their attorney Tuesday afternoon, the Lee County School Board unanimously voted to move the Parents Bill of Rights policy to a public hearing. School Board Attorney Kathy Dupuy-Bruno said Policy 2.062, Parents Bill of Rights, is the same ...

Student proficiency declines

news@breezenewspapers.com The spring assessment results for the School District of Lee County indicated that there was “missed learning,” and a decline in proficiency, but at a lower rate than the state. Spring Assessment results Accountability, Research & Assessments Director Dr. ...

Chronically absent students hits 29.16 percent

news@breezenewspapers.com Tuesday's school board briefing meeting touched upon another layer of how COVID is affecting Lee County students through attendance. School District of Lee County Chief Strategic Engagement Officer Lauren Stillwell said as of the week ending in Sept. 16, the new ...

Mask mandate lifted for students

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has reinstated an opt-out to its mask mandate, effective as of last Tuesday. Citing a 1st District Court of Appeal stay issued Friday, “which means the Florida Department of Education can continue to enforce its interpretation of ...

School District tackles issues via Facebook Live

news@breezenewspapers.com In an effort to answer parents’ questions, the School District of Lee County held another Facebook Live session Wednesday afternoon, addressing masks, safety measures, Florida Standards Assessment testing and more. Masks The first topic revolved around the ...

Connect with LEE now offers daytime hour assistance

news@breezenewspapers.com Students now have the ability to access Connect with LEE during daytime hours through Zoom to receive assistance with homework or school assignments when they are home sick or on quarantine. “We are excited to increase the reach of this initiative from the ...