For the 2021-2022 school year, all Lee County students will be able to be in the classroom. This decision comes on the heels of new guidance from the state concerning in class learning. This is welcome news to many students and parents looking forward to the new school year. All school board members were in agreement that in person learning is the best possible situation for everyone involved. The only possible exception to allow remote learning will be days where inclement weather plays a factor. The infrastructure put in place for remote learning will be a great asset to the schools and students during these periods.
The board also discussed the calendar for the new school year with District 2 member Rob Hines requesting the new year start on a Thursday instead of a Monday. The reasoning for wanting this change would allow students a little time to adjust to their new schedules.
In other school news, it was reported that over 500 students have enrolled in this year’s summer school which will be held June the 1st thru the 24th. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:am until 1pm.