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Lee Virtual School prepares for increased enrollment next school year

With School District of Lee County’s virtual school option, Lee Home Connect, being eliminated for the next school year, many people could turn to Lee Virtual School. We looked at how LVS would adjust to an increase in new students. The pandemic brought LVS from the smallest school in the district to the biggest in […]

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Almost 9,000 Lee County students set to return to in-person school

The deadline is past Friday to change your kids from Lee Home Connect to in-person learning in Lee County. We spoke to parents passionate about this issue. As of Friday morning, 8,648 students are returning to face-to-face learning in Lee County, and 373 will head online with Lee Home Connect. The deadline for those students […]

Parents, students struggle with technical issues when using Lee Home Connect

Learning at home away from your teacher is hard enough. Imagine doing it with major tech issues. Distorted sound, a robotic-sounding voice, screen glitches and lots of lag time; that’s the reality for some kids in Lee Home Connect right now. By day three, they’re over it. The district created Lee Home Connect to give […]

Lee County mom turns skating rink into learning center during pandemic

A single parent is bringing her idea to life and turning an empty skating rink into a school of sorts. Nicole Sherill brainstormed ahead of the school year to think of a way to send her kids to school and feel safe about the decision. “I was talking with another single mom, both trying to […]