District Partners with LCSO and B103.9 to Provide Bus Riders LED Lights

District Partners with LCSO and B103.9 to Provide Bus Riders LED Lights
Posted on 03/28/2019
District Partners with LCSO and B103.9 to Provide Bus Riders LED Lights

The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Big Momma and the Wild Bunch at B103.9 to raise money so that every student bus rider has a flashing LED light they can attach to their backpack. The Sheriff’s Office is committing $20,000 and the School District $10,000 toward the $100,000 goal.

“The safety of our students is always our highest priority,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “With the communities support we can raise the money to provide every bus rider a bright, flashing light they can attach to their bag or backpack so they can be even more visible while waiting for their bus in the morning.”

“We will devote all of the time, effort and resources necessary to protect the students of Lee County. I can’t think of anything more important,” added Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “And we will continue to work closely with the school district to ensure the safety of our students.”

The Sheriff’s Office will be creating a 501c3 non-profit called “Compassionate Cops” to manage the donations and help purchase the lights.

At the moment, only checks sent to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office with Lights for Layla written in the memo line can be accepted as donations.

Once the non-profit is established, information about making donations online will be posted on the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and the School District of Lee County’s Facebook page. It is anticipated the lights will be purchased this summer and distributed to students before the start of the next school year in August.