School Board

School Board
Our Vision is to be a World Class School System

School Board Members lined up against a wood wall and District logo on top

The Lee County School Board sets policies and rules that govern the administration of the District. The Board operates according to Florida laws and Florida Department of Education regulations and it sets policy only when members meet in official session. The Board appoints the District's Superintendent, who administers the daily operations of the school system.

Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Chair)
Mary Fischer, District 1 (Vice Chair)

Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2
Chris N. Patricca, District 3
Gwynetta S. GittensDistrict 5
Betsy Vaughn, District 6
Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney

General Board Office Correspondence

The attached memo was drafted and approved by the SDLC School Board at the October 5, 2021 action meeting. It includes their statement regarding the recent comments of one of their members.

Advisory Committee Information

Provide input, advice and support to the School Board as specific to each committee.

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Review biographies, elected dates, re-elected dates and term expirations.

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BoardDocs® (Agendas and Minutes)

Review upcoming meeting agendas, minutes from past meetings and documents.

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Board Meetings Email Alerts

Subscribe to receive the latest meeting updates and agendas directly in your inbox.

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Board Attorney and General Counsel

Provides legal advice and serves as lead counsel on all matters involving the School Board.

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Board Contact

District address to write to Board members and Board members email addresses.

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Board Message

Monthly message by Board Members to discuss topics or give information to the community.

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Board Policies

District policies that guide community, students, staff and administration in daily operations.

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COVID-19 Board Meeting Protocols

Protocols for speaking at School Board Meetings regarding Agenda items or items relevant to the operations of SDLC.

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Ethics Hotline (Lighthouse Services)

An avenue for employees to raise concerns and be protected from reprisals for whistleblowing.

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Independent Sales Surtax Oversight Committee

Oversee the use of sales tax revenues and provide periodic reports of such use to the School Board.

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Legislative Priorities

Help Southwest Florida students by supporting the Legislative Priorities identified by The District.

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Map of Districts

County map that shows the Board member district they serve.

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Local governments use census data to redraw district lines to reflect population changes.

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Speaker Request

Request form to have a Board member, Superintnedent or other District staff member speak at an event.

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Superintendent Search

Stay informed and get involved to find a Superintendent for the School District.

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