Nikki Ross, The News-Press

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Past articles by Nikki:

Arming teachers? Lee County schools considering it

If the board approves the policy, it would allow teachers to enroll in Florida's Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program. → Read More

Third South Fort Myers High School student arrested for gun on campus. Here's what we know

It's the third tip of possible gun violence in the Lee County School District this week and the second arrest of a student. → Read More

Lee school enrollment: What parents need to know about their choices

The Lee County School District approved a new proximity plan for elementary schools, changing which schools many students in the district will attend. → Read More

Golden Apple finalists announced by Lee County education foundation

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools released their 30 finalists for the 36th Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. → Read More

Lee School Board discusses future of Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary

The Lee County School Board is considering demolishing the Cape Coral elementary school and building a K-8 school about 3.5 miles away. → Read More

Amazing Teacher: Fort Myers Beach Elementary music teacher keeps spirits high

Fort Myers Beach Elementary music teacher Kayln Ortega does everything she can to keep her student's minds off the devastation of Hurricane Ian. → Read More

A very merry Christmas: Alfaro-Maldonado family receive donations

Roughly 30 community members donated money, gift cards and physical gifts to help Linda Alfaro this holiday season for her kids Ella and Marcelo. → Read More

Options for Hurricane Ian damaged Fort Myers Beach school presented to Lee school board

All four options for Fort Myers Beach Elementary include restoring or selling the historic building → Read More

Kamela Patton out as superintendent of Collier County Schools

The Collier County School Board and Kamela Patton reached an agreement for her to leave her position as superintendent of Collier County Schools. → Read More

Collier school board member gets national attention, campaign for his removal started

Collier County School Board Member Jerry Rutherford has said he wants to bring corporal punishment to district classrooms. → Read More

In unanimous vote, Kelly Lichter named chair, Tim Moshier vice chair of Collier School Board

Kelly Lichter and Tim Moshier were unanimously appointed as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Collier County School Board Tuesday. → Read More

Langford-Fleming, Fisher and Jordan are leading the races for Lee County School Board seats

The results are in. Here's who won a seat on the Lee County School Board → Read More

Lee, Collier Schools monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole, no closures at this time

The Lee and Collier County school districts are monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole, beginning preparations and working with the Lee County EOC. → Read More

2022 Election candidate profiles: Lee County School Board Districts 1, 4 and 6

Three Lee County School Board seats are still up for grabs in the general election on Nov. 8. Here's the rundown on the remaining candidates. → Read More

Hurricane Ian make-up days set for Lee County School District

There are now three hurricane make up days scheduled and two half days that were planned in the spring have been turned into full school days. → Read More

Lee County School District estimates Hurricane Ian caused schools at least $150M in damages

Schools Superintendent Christopher Bernier said that doesn't include the cost of rebuilding damaged schools. → Read More

Hurricane Ian: All 80 of Lee County School District's PreK-12 schools to resume by Friday

The final seven schools were either cleared to open or created an alternative plan to resume classes, according to the district. → Read More

Students returned to class in Collier County in big numbers after Hurricane Ian

Students and staff went back to school in Collier County on Thursday, and according to the school district it went well. → Read More

When will Lee Schools reopen after Hurricane Ian? District aims for Oct. 17

Schools will not reopen next week due to school and community based damages and challenges. → Read More

Hurricane Ian: Here's what FEMA has been doing to help Lee and Collier victims

The first 60 days of Hurricane Ian recovery efforts for FEMA are federally funded. Here's how FEMA is helping SWFL residents. → Read More