Over the past two days the School District of Lee County has done comprehensive assessments of our school campuses. All of them sustained damage, some worse than others, and approximately 54 of 96 remain without power at this time. The majority of the damage includes downed trees, minor flooding, roof leaks and wind intrusion.

Our District Operations Team has been out since Monday repairing damage and today additional staff was called in to help with this process. We have also reached out to our vendors to help with larger projects.

Attached please find pictures from three of our campuses taken earlier today.

There is also a video from Lehigh Elementary.

As cleanup continues, some of our schools are still sheltering Irma evacuees, including Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, East Lee County High School and Ray V. Pottorf Elementary. In addition, some of our schools will be used as distribution sites for food and water.

“I am extremely proud of our staff, the Red Cross, National Guard and our volunteers who are doing extraordinary work helping the many members of our community that have sought refuge in our school shelters,” shared Dr. Greg Adkins, Superintendent. “I am praying for their safety, and the safety of our students, their families and our employees during this difficult time.”

Please continue to monitor our social media sites and www.leeschools.net for updated, important information.