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Registration underway for Summer VPK program

news@breeznewspapers.com Registration is now open for a shortened summer Voluntary Prekindergarten program, which is being offered at Sunshine Elementary School and the Early Childhood Learning Center. Head Start Program Coordinator Tiffany Franklin said with lot of children staying home ...

FSA testing window extended

news@breezenewspapers.com The Commissioner of Education, earlier this month, extended the testing period for the Florida Standards Assessment by two weeks to ensure every student is tested safely. According to the Department of Education Order No. 2021-EO-01 "All 67 county school districts, ...

Lehigh Middle’s Teresa Rigdon named Educational Support Person of the Year

news@breezenewspapers.com The desire to help, heal and share her love with people has earned Lehigh Acres Middle School’s Teresa Rigdon. the honor of Educational Support Person of the Year for the School District of Lee County. “My reaction when I was surprised, was surreal. I was just so ...

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts renovation

news@breezenewspapers.com After a lengthy discussion to approve rankings for architectural, construction management and building official services for a renovation project at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts it came down to a split vote with four in favor and three opposed. Board members ...

Some Lee schools not meeting class size rules

news@breezenewspapers.com Ten Lee County schools did not meet class size compliance numbers in October but those numbers have improved, according to preliminary reports this month. An October survey period showed that there were 10 schools and one charter school that did not meet class size ...

Enrollment open for Young Five Program

news@breezenewspapers.com The School District of Lee County has rolled out a new program for youngsters who may not be ready for kindergarten just yet. Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Director Dr. Bethany Quisenberry said one of the superintendent’s top five strategic plans is ...

Five teachers at Lehigh schools recognized as Golden Apple finalists

news@breezenewspapers.com Five teachers from Lehigh Acres, from among 30 teachers district-wide, were recognized for the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program Finalist, now in its 34th year. The finalists were personally interviewed and observed in their classroom by the Golden Apple ...

School District to pursue land purchases in Lehigh

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School Board has agreed to pursue the purchase of two different parcels to meet some of the demands of growth in the East Zone. One of those properties is 173.03 acres at 670 Milwaukee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres, which is the old Mirror Lakes Golf ...

Lee Schools looking at options for high school graduations

news@breezenewspapers.com The Lee County School District is looking at options for graduation this year, including the possibility of stadium graduations at individual high schools as a second plan. Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said Florida Southwestern State College has committed to ...

Education Co-Op develops in first months

news@breezenewspapers.com Equity, inclusion and communication are three key aspects that one school board member has included in a group she began a couple of months ago, the East Lee Education Co-Op. School Board member Gwyn Gittens said ever since she started on the board she wanted to ...