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The School District of Lee County has not changed the enrollment policy for Fort Myers Beach School for the 2020-2021 school year. Children living on Estero Island and San Carlos Island can automatically attend Beach Elementary School. Children whose parents work on the island may request a waiver to attend Beach Elementary.  If you are a parent working on the beach, please contact  Mrs. Renee or Ms. Terry in the school office.  They can provide you with everything you will need to enroll your child/children at the school. They will also provide you with the information you will need to request a waiver. The number for our front office is (239) 463-6356.  Parents can also submit their questions to studentenrollment@leeschools.net or visit the enrollment office at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

 

Robert Spicker
Media Relations & Public Information
Lee County School District

 

Editor’s note:  This letter is in response to last week’s story on the February 3 Town Council meeting, “Town Reduces Beach Baptist Liens by $89K.” In that story, Councilmember Rexann Hosafros was quoted commenting on possible School District enrollment changes, emphasizing how critical it is for Island employees to be able to continue to enroll their children in Beach Elementary School. She encouraged other councilmembers to let School Board members know that whatever else they do with enrollment, they should not change that option as it’s very important to the beach community. (In January, the School Board hired a consultant for its Proximity Student Enrollment District Plan for elementary schools, which would limit school choice to the 4-6 closest elementary schools for the rest of the district beginning in August 2022. Island communities have a special enrollment policy as this writer explains