Legislative Priorities

2024 Legislative Priorities

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Help our students by supporting the 2024 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES identified by The School District of Lee County.

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Increase Student Achievement

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Teacher Certification and Retention

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Post-Hurricane Ian Recovery

  • The District is making great strides with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. Seventy- five percent (75%) of repairs are complete. More than 50 properties suffered roof damages, which require architect and engineering assessments prior to performing repairs. The Legislature’s action last year to increase the continuing contracts threshold has reduced the length of the procurement lifecycle for roofing projects. Due to the magnitude of damaged roofs, the District requests a one year extension to the previously approved Legislative action found in Florida Statute 287.055(2)(g), so that roofing projects can proceed using prepositioned continuing contracts for the remaining recovery efforts.
    Download Detailed Information about Post-Hurricane Ian Recovery Legislative Request

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School Facilities Utilization


Samuel Fisher, District 1 (Chair)
Jada Langford Fleming, District 6 (Vice Chair)
Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2
Chris N. Patricca, District 3
Debbie Jordan, District 4
Armor Persons, District 5
Cathleen O’Daniel Morgan, District 7
Dr. Christopher Bernier, Superintendent
Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Board Attorney and General Counsel

For additional information, please contact:

Samuel Fisher, District 1
School Board Legislative Liaison
District Cell: (239) 405-9504
Office: (239) 337-8303

Angel M. Gomez
Chief Communications and Governmental Relations Officer
The School District of Lee County
Cell: (239) 412-3965

Dr. Kim McDougal, Lobbyist
Gray Robinson, P.A.
Office: (850) 566-8114