Lee County Schools is a predominantly rural district, with 70 percent of its K-12 students enrolled in the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Many students do not have internet access at home, which prevents them from completing homework assignments and puts them at a disadvantage in the classroom. During the end of 2015-2016 school year, the school district launched a pilot program to provide WiFi access to third–grade students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The pilot program, now in its second year, has been well-received by teachers, students and parents.
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