Clarifying the Make-Up of Collier County’s Public Schools

A reader pointed out the need to clarify the information about the Collier County Public School District I included in yesterday’s post.

I had written:

As provided by Florida law, the School Board is responsible for policy and governance for the County’s 48 public schools, 12 Alternative School Programs and two career/technical centers.  (For Fast Facts about the Collier County School District, click here.)

Here is the exact description from the School District website:

The School District of Collier County has 48 schools and serves a total student population of 44,556. There are 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, and a PreK-thru-12 school (Everglades City School). There are also 12 Alternative School Programs. 

The district’s two career/technical centers (Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Immokalee Technical Center) and adult education programs (located at several sites throughout the district) offer students both short- and long-term programs.

I also wanted to provide a link to the detailed information about the School District Budget, should readers wish to delve into it. Click here.

I greatly appreciate the input!

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