Our Mission: To ensure that each student achieves his/her highest personal potential
Our Vision: To be a world-class school system
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Office of the Staff Attorney


Robert Dodig, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Amy Watkins
Secretary

2855 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239) 335-1447 phone
(239) 335-1530 fax

Welcome

The Staff Attorney works closely with staff from Human Resources to assure that all employment processes and policies are developed and implemented in compliance with applicable law and with standard practices. By involving an attorney in all operations of Human Resources, the rights and interests of all employees are better protected.

Services

As in-house counsel for district staff, the Staff Attorney researches and prepares legal opinions on a wide range of issues pertaining to school and employment law.

The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to the school district in due process hearings (IDEA), student expulsion hearings, disciplinary employment hearings (DOAH) and arbitrations.

Due to the increasing complexity of employment law, the Staff Attorney also serves on the district negotiating teams to help develop the TALC and SPALC contracts.

From time to time, the Staff Attorney provides training to employees on student and employment related matters.

The Staff Attorney also responds to inquiries and complaints filed through state and federal agencies, including but not limited to EEOC, OCR, and FCHR.

General Disclaimers

The School District of Lee County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

The School District of Lee County is committed to protecting the privacy of students and employees as well as other individuals associated with the District.  At times the District may ask you for your Social Security number.  Federal and state law requires the collection of your Social Security number for certain purposes such as those related to employment, contracted services and financial aid.  The District is working to minimize the use of Social Security numbers within its business processes.  The Social Security number will not be disclosed to individuals or agencies outside the District except as allowed by law or with permission from the individual.