LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Tuesday night, Lee County school board members approved seven companies to tutor students at the district's 42 Title I schools.
This vote was already scheduled before 66-year-old tutor Gregory Lancaster was arrested last week for sexually assaulting a student at Villas Elementary School.
The incident had some board members taking a closer look at their policies. Board member Don Armstrong says he'd like to see a requirement that no student can be alone with an adult.
As part of the new contract plan, the district will donate school space instead of lease it to the companies-- that way district leaders will have more control over what happens on school grounds.
The tutoring company contracts come at a total cost of $1.3 million in Title I grant money.