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Friday, February 3, 2017

School District of Lee County coming to Puerto Rico

CORRECTION: Please note there has been a change in location for 
the March 6 event. The event will now be held at the Hilton Ponce 
Golf & Casino Resort in Ponce.

Press Release

District hiring for the 2017-18 school year

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2017) – The School District of Lee County is 
coming to Puerto Rico to speak with prospective educators during a series
 of hiring events offered March 6, 8 and 9. Those interested in pursuing a 
career in education can interview with representatives from the District via 
pre-scheduled interviews at the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, the Uni-
versity of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and the Hyatt House in San Juan. Inte-
rested applicants can apply for an interview at www.leeschoolspuertorico.

On March 6, interviews will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University 
of Puerto Rico in Ponce in Building F, Room F-1. On March 8, interviews 
will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio 
Piedras in Room 368 of the Faculty of Education building. On March 9, int-
erview opportunities will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt 
House in San Juan.

The School District of Lee County is currently hiring to fill a range of tea-
ching positions, and representatives from the District will be in attendance 
to conduct interviews and hire educators for the upcoming 2017-18 school
year. The recruitment events are open to current teachers and graduating 
college students. To qualify for an interview, candidates must hold at least 
one of the following: a Professional teaching certificate from Puerto Rico, 
a Florida Statement of Eligibility, be a current College of Education stud-
ent or hold a bachelor’s degree.

The District offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan 
for its employees, and provides teachers with access to support and reso-
urces that promote success. The starting compensation package of $52,984 
encompasses salary, medical coverage and life insurance, pension and in-
vestment plan contributions, and social security and Medicare employer
contributions. Relocation reimbursement is also available to assist with 
moving to the area. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also 
available via advanced degree supplement, summer school, athletic coa-
ching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be 
made available to eligible employees.

For more information on applying to the School District of Lee County, 

About The School District of Lee County: Lee County Public Schools is 
the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest district in the United
States. The District educates more than 93,000 students in grades K-12 and
is a model for others in the state and around the nation. With approximately 
10,000 full- and part-time employees, the District is one of the county’s lar-
gest employers. As the District builds new schools and renovates and exp-
ands existing facilities to accommodate the unprecedented growth experien-
ced in the last several years, the District has become one of Southwest Flo-
rida’s largest developers.

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