School Zones

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Elementary School Proximity Zones

Transportation to Day Care Facilities

The District will adhere to School Board Policy 8600 and not route stops to any after care facility. However, there is a possibility that an established stop on an established route may be near a daycare. In this case, students, in theory, could ride that bus to the after-school program if these four conditions are met:

  1. The request is for a permanent, everyday basis.
  2. There is an established route and stop in existence that shall fulfill the request.
  3. The parent/guardian understands that requests shall be granted on a space available basis and permission may be revoked at a later date.
  4. Requests for this alternate school transportation must be submitted in writing to the principal for approval. As another alternative, all elementary schools are offering before and after school care at a uniform cost across the District.

Please contact your child’s school to sign up or learn more. Our priority is getting students to school on time so they do not miss any instructional time. We can no longer do that and provide courtesy busing. There is also no requirement that we provide courtesy busing but we do encourage and welcome after school care facilities to provide their own transportation and use our schools to pick students up.

Middle School Proximity Zones

The School District of Lee County (SDLC) has been working to develop a new middle school student assignment system. Throughout the process, we will be committed to addressing system issues (student distribution, transportation, etc.) for the benefit of our students, families, and community.

The implementation of the new middle school assignment is currently planned for the 2024-25 School Year.

*Students moving into Elementary School Proximity zone C or Middle School Proximity zone CC have the option of selecting Bayshore for 6th grade. Please contact [email protected] if you need more information (transportation may not be provided).

High School Zones

Student Enrollment Plan relies on sub-zones within each of the three choice zones for High School enrollments.  

  • Families living in sub-zone 1 will be able to rank schools physically located in sub-zone 1 and sub-zone 2 and zone magnet schools within their choice zone.
  • Families living within sub-zone 2 will be able to rank schools physically located within their choice zone.
  • Families living in sub-zone 3 will be able to rank schools physically located in sub-zone 3 and sub-zone 2 and zone magnet schools within their choice zone. 

Barrier Island Schools

Any student residing in any zone may request Sanibel Island, Pine Island or Estero Island/Fort Myers Beach. These schools will be identified as attractor schools (A). District transportation is not provided. Parents will mark the correct selection in the proximity zone linked to residential address.