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Polk County Public Schools, in partnership with the PTA County Council, present the 2013 Community Involvement Conference at the W. H. Stuart Center in Bartow. Professionals will present 25 workshops focusing on curriculum, legislation, safe schools and advocacy. There will be an opportunity for participants to meet with the School Board members. Family and community members are invited to attend the conference on Thursday, August 29 beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 2:30 p.m. Every workshop session will present ways that families and community members can be involved in ensuring a high quality education for all students. Registration Form
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 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.
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:
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.