Lee County School Board to discuss Irma damage, funding Wednesday

FORT MYERS, Fla. Lee County Schools are still picking up the pieces more than one month after Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida.

The assessment of damage and potential need for additional funds will be the topic of a Lee County School Board meeting Wednesday.

During a declared state of emergency, such as Hurricane Irma, the purchases made are calculated and presented to the superintendent who then submits them to the school board, according to the agenda.

From Sept. 6 to Sept. 24, the qualifications for additional spending were suspended until the damage and additional needs are guaged, according to the meeting agenda. There was $19,299,619 spent in emergency funds spent until Oct. 23.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the headquarters on 2855 Colonial Blvd.