Lee School District developing student assignment plan for 2022-23 school year

Students will attend schools based on a proximity plan as an improvement over school choice, which has been in practice for decades.
Posted at 7:02 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 19:10:13-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The School District of Lee County is developing a new proximity-based student assignment plan for elementary schools for the 2022-23 school year.

The goals of the new elementary school student assignment plan are to make strategic improvements on the current plan by creating attendance zones that are smaller, address issues of student isolation, maintain choice, improve transportation efficiency (bus ride/wait times), and build stronger community schools.

Community and district stakeholders, in collaboration with Davis Demographics, used the latest GIS technology to organize elementary schools and students into new attendance boundaries.

The community is invited to attend a series of public meetings to learn about the proximity plan for elementary schools and provide feedback.

Masks are required and SDLC safety protocol will be followed.

Four public meetings are planned as follows:

Monday, January 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Ave., Fort Myers

Tuesday, January 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral

Wednesday, January 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Three Oaks Middle School,18500 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers

Thursday, January 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Varsity Lakes Middle School, 801 Gunnery Rd. North, Lehigh Acres

After this series of public meetings, the ideas, suggestions and feedback will be incorporated into the draft maps to develop a final version.

School Board approval is expected in July of 2021 and it is anticipated families will begin to use the new zones during the elementary school open enrollment period in 2022, for classes that start in August of 2022.

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