Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system
  Department of Professional Standards and Equity
  School District of Lee County
 

2855 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239) 337-8330 phone
(239) 335-1507 fax

Hiring Guidelines: The School District of Lee County, Florida

Criminal Records Including Guilty Pleas (Regardless of Adjudication)
No Contest Pleas, Pre-trial Intervention/Diversion

This is not intended to be a complete list of all disqualifying criminal offenses.

I. Will Not Hire
  • Arson
  • Child Abuse
  • Currently on probation or has a case pending
  • Extortion
  • Extreme Violence (Aggravated Assault/Aggravated Battery, Murder, Attempted Murder)
  • False Imprisonment
  • Indecent Exposure If Sexual In Nature
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter (Including Vehicular Homicide/Involuntary)
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution or Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Sexual Offense (Lewd & Lascivious-Sexual Battery, Rape, Sex With a Minor)
II.  Will Not Hire – If Offense Less Than 10 Years Old. Will Consider and Carefully Review If  Older Than 10 Years.
  • Burglary
  • Felony Battery/Assault
  • Felony Drug Use
  • Felony Possession of a Concealed Weapon
  • Forgery
  • Grand Larceny
  • Grand Theft/Robbery
  • Welfare/Unemployment Fraud
  • Other Felonies Not Mentioned in Section I
III. Will Not Hire – If Offense Less Than 5 Years Old. Will Consider and Carefully Review If Older Than 5 Years.
  • Battery/Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Misdemeanor Drug and/or Paraphernalia
  • Multiple DUI’s
  • Possession of Concealed Weapon – Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Arrest With Violence
IV. Judgment – Case By Case Review
  • Arrest Without Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • DUI – One Incident Only
  • Larceny
  • Loitering
  • Multiple Criminal Offenses
  • Petty Theft (Theft to Deprive/Retail Theft/Shoplifting)
  • Sale of Alcohol to Minor
  • Trespassing
  • Worthless Checks
  • Other criminal offenses
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General Disclaimers
The School District of Lee County is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies.
 
The School District of Lee County is committed to protecting the privacy of students and employees as well as other individuals associated with the District.  At times the District may ask you for your Social Security number.  Federal and state law requires the collection of your Social Security number for certain purposes such as those related to employment, contracted services and financial aid.  The District is working to minimize the use of Social Security numbers within its business processes.  The Social Security number will not be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside the District except as allowed by law or with permission from the individual.