Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system
Human Resources - Professional Standards and Equity

 Division of Operations

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
  • Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Minor, Aged Person or Disabled Adult
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Currently on probation or has a case pending
  • Domestic Violence
  • Extortion
  • Extreme Violence (Aggravated Assault/Aggravated Battery, Murder, Attempted Murder)
  • False Imprisonment
  • Felony Drug Sale, Distribution, Trafficking and/or Manufacture
  • Grand Larceny
  • Grand Theft/Robbery
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter (Including Vehicular Homicide/Involuntary)
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution or Solicitation of Prostitution
  • Resisting Arrest with Violence
  • Robbery (including by sudden Snatching, Carjacking, Home-Invasion)
  • Sexual Offense (Lewd & Lascivious-Sexual Battery, Rape, Sex with a Minor, Voyeurism, Video Voyeurism, Incest, Enticing or Luring a Child)
  • Other offenses listed in SS435.04 and 1012.315, Florida Statutes
II.  Will Not Hire – If Offense Less Than 10 Years Old. Will Consider and Carefully Review If  Older Than 10 Years.
  • Felony Battery/Assault (excluding Felony Domestic Violence)
  • Felony Possession of a Concealed Weapon
  • Forgery
  • Multiple DUI's
  • Welfare/Unemployment Fraud
III. Will Not Hire – If Offense Less Than 5 Years Old. Will Consider and Carefully Review If Older Than 5 Years.
  • Misdemeanor Battery/Assault
  • Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
  • Misdemeanor Drug and/or Paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Concealed Weapon
IV. Judgment – Case By Case Review
  • Arrest Without Violence
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • DUI – One Incident Only
  • Larceny
  • Multiple Criminal Offenses not included in paragraphs (7)(a-c)
  • 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.