LEE COUNTY, Fla. — According to new data from the Lee County School District, 14,215 students have opted-out from the district’s mask requirement. That’s just shy of 15% of the student population district-wide.
Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage urged parents upset with the masking policy to reach out to people who can actually change it. He specifically referenced reaching out to Governor Ron DeSantis and local legislators.
“Please do not apply pressure to our principals or to our teachers to do things beyond the scope of what they’re able to do,” said Savage.