Board Notes

School Board Notes
Action Meetings - April 9, 2024


The Board recognized:

  • 49 students who earned All-State Music Honors and represented the District at the Florida Music Educators Association All-State Music Conference
  • The 2024 Florida High School Sports Athletic Association State wrestling champions Max Brady and Camren French from Mariner High School
  • Lehigh Senior High School for winning the Lee County Supervisor of Elections High School Voter Challenge and the 12 other high schools and two charter schools who participated for registering 1,175 new voters
  • FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team “Java the Hutts” for winning the Florida State Championship and entry in the National Championship later this month. The team is made up of students from Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle, Dunbar High, Fort Myers High, Bonita Springs High and FSW Collegiate High School  

Consent Action Items

The School Board approved:

  • A Memorandum of Understanding with Donna J. Beasley Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy expanding our relationship to include East Lee County High School and Ida S. Baker High School allowing students to earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) industry certifications
  • Three new job descriptions in Human Resources: Coordinator, Talent Management; Specialist (Senior), Credential; and Specialist, Credential
  • Funding to replace the baseball and softball fields at Mariner, Lehigh Senior and East Lee County High Schools. Funding to replace the football field at Riverdale High School and funding to maintain the athletic fields at all 15 high schools.
  • Phase I Project Pre-Construction Budget Estimate for Elementary School "L" on State Road 82 for expenses related to Architects, Civil Engineering, Building Official and Construction Manager fees for pre-construction services, inspections and testing, permitting, legal counsel, advertising, surveys and utilities
  • Approval of the Castaldi Submission Form to the Florida Department of Education for Bonita Springs Elementary, seeking approval to demolish and replace nine buildings
  • The District Educational Facilities Plan for the fiscal years 2024 through 2043
  • Funding for a Central Energy Plant Upgrade at Caloosa Middle, AHU Upgrades and Bonita Springs Middle, HVAC upgrades at the Canal Street Annex, and ventilator upgrades at Dunbar Community School
  • The Annual Final Evaluation of Board Attorney, Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq

Administrative Appointments

  • Gina Fortunato, Director, Human Resources Field Operations
  • Maryanna Hall, Recruiter

Action Items

The School Board approved:

  • An employment agreement with Dr. Kenneth Savage to serve as Superintendent for the School District of Lee County


Please note that this page is updated after every School Board Action Meeting. For past meeting minutes, agendas and for a complete list of actions taken at the April 9th meeting visit the District’s BoardDocs page.  

Our next action meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Lee County Public Education Center. All meetings are live streamed and available to view at your convenience on the District’s YouTube channel.

Thank you.
The School Board of Lee County