The School District of Lee County is hosting Social Lee: Careers & Conversations, an informational event that will provide insight on teaching positions within the district.
The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17th, at Cantina Laredo in Fort Myers.
Ideal for prospective career-changers and working professionals, attendees will have the opportunity to meet district representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment.
Please register by Nov. 16.
The School District of Lee County is hosting a recruitment event for food services and bus drivers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students at 120 schools, the LCSD is looking to connect candidates with positions in food services and transportation for the current school year.
At the recruitment event, interested candidates will learn more about each position and meet with representatives from the district’s food & nutrition services and transportation departments. Computers will be available for those who wish to submit an online application. Positions are available for food service workers, traveler food service workers and intern food service workers.
The district is waiving the high school diploma or GED requirement. Part-time opportunities also are available.
Required job qualifications for bus drivers include at least five years of driving experience, a satisfactory driving record and a Social Security card. The district provides training for candidates who do not already possess a commercial driver’s license. The starting pay for bus drivers in Lee County is $16.32 per hour, and the district offers flexible hours, a training stipend and a benefits package for full-time employees
Publix customers and associates raised $100,000 for the Tools for School campaign.
The funds were raised to give back to the students and teachers of Lee County and provide children with the tools needed to be successful this school year.
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee is sharing $500 worth of Publix gift cards with each school in the School District of Lee County.
Additional community programs and services will also be supported through this initiative.
Event to provide insight on teaching positions within the District
The School District of Lee County is hosting Social Lee: Careers & Conversations, an informational event that will provide insight on teaching positions within the District, on Thursday, Sept. 30 in Fort Myers.
Ideal for prospective career-changers and working professionals, attendees will have the opportunity to meet District representatives, learn about the variety of career paths available and walk through the process of becoming certified to teach in Florida. Select candidates may also be offered an interview for potential employment.
Florida is one of 48 states that offer alternative routes to becoming a certified teacher. Individuals who already earned a bachelor’s degree in any field can become eligible for Florida teacher certification by passing a subject area exam in their area of expertise, completing additional coursework or enrolling in a teacher preparation program.
With a growing enrollment of more than 95,000 students and 120 schools, the District is looking to connect talented, high-energy educators with instructional vacancies for the upcoming school year. Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education, as well as for non-instructional positions including bus drivers and bilingual paraprofessionals.
Social Lee: Careers & Conversations will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Stillwater Grille, located at 13451 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. To register by Sept. 29, click here.
The District’s efforts to put “The Right Talent in the Right Place” means that new teachers will receive the support and necessary resources that will enable them to succeed upon entering the field of education.
The School District of Lee County offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees with a starting salary of $47,300. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.
To learn more about available career opportunities, visit www.LeeSchools.net/Careers.
The School District of Lee County is warning parents whose children take the bus to school to expect delays at the start of the school year because of a critical school bus driver shortage.
“If you know anyone who wants to drive a bus, you know, I’ll keep saying it ’til the cows come home: We need more drivers,” says Interim Superintendent Ken Savage.
The district is still short at least 100 school bus drivers as the new school year begins today.
The School District of Lee County has immediate openings for bus drivers for the new school year.
Applicants should have five years of driving experience and a satisfactory driving record. The requirement for a GED or diploma has been waived until the end of February 2022.
In addition to an hourly rate starting at $14.69, drivers will receive a training stipend after driving for 45 days.