Latest on Lee Schools reopening preparations

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 06:30:40-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla -- By the end of this month, Lee County Schools estimates just over 40% of students will physically return to the classroom. Now the district is shifting its focus to teachers and determining the number needed to accommodate each learning model.

Below are the results so far from Lee County parents and students, regarding how they have chosen to learn this upcoming school year. More than 77,000 students completed the form. The school district points out that it's still waiting on some to do so, which means the results are expected to change. But you can see most chose to learn from a distance this year:

  • 41% Face to face learning (31,522 students)
  • 39% Lee Home Connect (29,702 students)
  • 19% Lee Virtual School (14,724 students)
  • 1% Homeschool (1,064 students)

Now comes the next step of getting your kids safely back to school.

The district said right now it's using those results to help determine the number of teachers needed for each learning model. It also said students who did not choose a learning model, should expect to be contacted by their schools this week to make a selection.

If you need to change your choice, you'll need the approval of your child's principal.

Fox 4 is working to bring you in-depth information when it comes to helping you make decisions about how your child will learn this school year. Be sure to catch our Safely Back to School special Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Fox 4.

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