Some Lee County Schools May Not Be Ready To Open On Monday
Updated at 6:15pm on Thursday, October 13

In order for students to return to schools, the location must meet nine safety criteria. Based on the criteria listed below, the following schools will be open to students on Monday, October 17, 2022.   We will continue to update this list as it changes.

  • Bonita Springs ElementaryBonita Springs MiddleColonial ElementaryDiplomat ElementaryFranklin Park ElementaryGulf ElementaryFort Myers MiddleOrange River ElementaryOrangewood ElementaryThree Oaks ElementaryTice ElementaryTrafalgar Elementary SchoolTropic Isles ElementaryThe following schools will open to students on Tuesday, October 18, 2022:Allen Park ElementaryBuckingham Exceptional CenterCypress Lake HighEdison Park ElementaryHancock Creek ElementaryIda S. Baker HighJ. Colin English ElementaryJames Stephens ElementaryLittleton ElementaryManatee ElementaryPinewoods ElementaryRoyal Palm Exceptional CenterTanglewood ElementaryThree Oaks MiddleVillas Elementary
The status of the Lee County Schools not listed here could change and be ready to start next week.  In order to be cleared to open for students and staff, each school must meet these nine safety criteria.
  1. Reliable power: A school must have consistent electricity to operate the entire campus.
  2. Potable water: A school must have a safe supply of drinking water.
  3. Professional assessment: A building professional must assess the school buildings and determine them safe to occupy. Any safety concerns must be mitigated or resolved.
  4. Leak secure: School windows and roofs must be able to prevent a severe intrusion of water.
  5. Working air conditioning: A school must have an assessed and operating HVAC system.
  6. Functioning fire alarm and intercom: A school must be able to activate its fire alarm and school intercom in case of an emergency.
  7. Indoor air quality: A school must have the air quality assessed by an industrial hygienist.
  8. Debris cleaned up: A school must have storm debris either removed or stored in a safe and secure location.
  9. Ability to serve food: A school must be able to provide students with grab and go meals.


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