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Lee County School District closing schools through March 30

March 13, 2020
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County School District Superintendent Greg Adkins has issued the following statement to close schools through March 30:

Late this afternoon the Florida Department of Education directed schools across the state to close for two weeks beginning on Monday, March 16th.

We are already scheduled for Spring Break from the 16th to the 20th. This extends the physical closure of buildings until Friday, March 27th with an anticipated return on Monday, March 30th.

The School District of Lee County, along with our TALC and SPALC partners, have been working on a virtual learning plan so students can continue their learning at home. Once those plans are finalized they will be communicated to our families.

The closure includes cancellation of all extra-curricular activities including sporting events and before and after school programs.

The District will continue to monitor the news surrounding COVID-19. For more information on preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses, please visitwww.leeschools.net/covid-19. You may also visit www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our students and staff safe.

Greg Adkins, Ed.D.

Superintendent

According to a statement issued by the Florida Department of Education, Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education, provided strong recommendations for extending spring break following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issuing guidance specific to COVID-19 in Florida. In addition, the department also announced that the start of state testing will be delayed by a minimum of two weeks.

Additional recommendations for schools and districts during spring break include:

Canceling all extracurricular activities.

Developing or perfecting the district or school instructional continuity plans.

Deep cleaning each school.

"Keeping students healthy and safe is my number one priority, and that is why we are recommending that districts follow the CDC's guidance for Florida," said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran. "We are continuing to monitor COVID-19, and I encourage all Floridians to remain informed and take the necessary precautions that have been issued by the CDC."

 
 

 

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