Visit the Staff section to learn more about the resources and development opportunities the Polk County School Board offers.
We applaud you for your career choice to become a teacher and want you to develop your professional teaching career with us. In a district where more than 80 languages are spoken, representing over 160 countries, valuing diversity is a way of life. The School Board of Polk County, Florida seeks career-minded, fully qualified K-12 teachers who want to make a positive impact in the lives of students and their communities.
Our ultimate goal is to recruit, hire and retain an educator for each classroom with credential and assessed talent, and - among our experienced teachers - a record of excellence.
Polk, an All-American County, is located in the "Heart of Florida." To learn more about things to do throughout the area, please visit www.VisitCentralFlorida.com
Polk County School District is pleased to offer a comprehensive Employee Benefit Program tailored to address the needs of its educators and their dependents.
Benefits paid by Polk County School Board
Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, sets forth certain requirements for public employers to accord preferences, in appointment, retention and promotion, to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents. All Veterans requesting Veteran’s preference must complete the form below titled, “Veteran’s Preference” and submit it, along with additional documentation such as DD Form 214, to the hiring administrator for each position for which s/he applies. Veterans Preference Form
In order to be considered for employment with Polk County Schools, applicants must apply and hold (or be deemed eligible to hold) a Florida Teacher Certificate. The FL-DOE's website is filled with helpful information including how to apply for Florida Certification, subject areas covered, and Florida Reciprocity.
The mission of the Professional Development Department is to provide quality professional development opportunities for all employees to enhance student learning.
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