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  • Lee County Public Schools has a new Superintendent in Christopher Bernier, who took the oath of office on Monday to serve the district.
  • Governor Ron DeSantis has appealed a Leon County Circuit Court Judge’s ruling striking down his executive order barring school districts from imposing student mask mandates.Florida Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran sent a letter, last week, threatening to withhold state funding from the Lee County School district due to its mask-wearing policy for students, which only allows students to opt-out with a doctor’s note.The Florida Department of Health, last month, changed the way it reports the number of deaths from COVID-19 to a method that misleads people into believe there's been a decline in deaths.The Orlando Utilities Commission is reminding customers to conserve water as an unprecedented surge in the coronavirus causes a shortage of liquid oxygen. Two weeks after making the request, the utility says customers are saving on water, but not enough.With Florida legislative committee meetings starting later this month in advance of the 2022 annual law-making session, the state Senate is not planning to limit public access as Florida continues battling the COVID-19 pandemic.The Carnival Cruise Line plans to require proof of vaccination for passengers when cruises resume from some Florida ports in November.Federal COVID rental assistance relief funds in Sarasota and Manatee County have been slow to reach residents in need.
  • The 2021-2022 school year starts in only a few days. The School District of Lee County and Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts have this advice to help get students and parents back into the swing of things.
  • In order to get families ready for online learning in Lee County, the school district will be hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 25.Over the…
  • In response to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lee county over the weekend, a handful of representatives from various county agencies held a joint press…
  • With the rise of lung illnesses believed to be related to vaping, prevention awareness campaigns have been reeving up to keep school children from using…
  • The School District of Lee County has partnered with Lee Health to create a program to help connect families to mental health services. The School…
  • Lee County Schools held a press conference Thursday, one day after a mass shooting in a Broward County school.Seventeen students and adults were killed at…