Community

Information for current or potential business partners, volunteers, or other members of the community with an interest in Polk County Public Schools.

Community Announcements

Student Application for Florida Youth Commission

The objective of the Florida Youth Commission is to unite youth across the state in order to identify key issues facing Florida’s next generation. The Florida Youth Commission aspires to not only connect Florida’s youth, but also to guide and cultivate our future leaders. Application period opened March 3rd and will close on May 9th. Click here to apply.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are little decorative waterproof boxes/containers with books inside. These LFL have been placed in communities to promote literacy and the love of reading. The only rule is to bring a book and take a book. Help spread the love of reading throughout Polk County by building or sponsoring a Little Free Library in your community.

Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of our school family. To maintain campus security, first time volunteer applicants pay $25 for a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check. This is a one time, tax-deductible fee for first time volunteers.

In our district, we ask that all volunteers apply to be a volunteer for the current year by February 1.  After that time, we cannot guarantee that approval will be processed until after July 1. 

ReadingPals Needs Volunteers!

ReadingPals is an early literacy initiative sponsored by Carol and Barney Barnett. It focuses on engaging, training and deploying volunteer tutors to increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.

"Polk Men Read" Volunteers Needed

The Library Media Services Department of the Polk Public Schools is recruiting males to be reading volunteers for students.

The Polk Education Foundation and Take Stock in Children, would like to thank our 2012-13 program and event sponsors:

  • Midflorida
  • Chair Scholars Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charitites
  • Bank of America
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Everett Whitehead & Son
  • Citrus Center Kiwanis

Many thanks to Theatre Winter Haven and Florida Southern Theater, for your continued support. Special thanks to the Saddle Creek Corporation for supporting our students, and teachers.