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Visit the Staff section to learn more about the resources and development opportunities the Polk County School Board offers.

Contact The Office of Recruiting

Spring 2015 DA Teacher Job Fair

May 15, 2015
Jim Miles Professional Development Center
5204 US Hwy 98 S Lakeland, FL. 33813
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration requirements:

  • Must be eligible to hold a Florida Teaching Certificate (i.e., Temporary or Professional).
  • Must have an active Polk County Schools online employment application.
  • Must be approved to attend. ( Approval notification will be sent.)

What You Can Expect:

  • Over 40 sites in attendance offering contracts for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Potential new teacher bonuses and incentives for the 2015-2016 school year (only applicable to DA sites).

On-site processing of new hires (e.g., finger printing, drug screening, etc.)


Our ultimate goal is to attract, recruit, hire, and retain quality staff for every Polk County School site.

Our Community

Polk, an All-American County, is located in the "Heart of Florida." We are 35 miles from Orlando, Florida, and 25 miles from Tampa, Florida. Our residents live in 17 small cities and towns.

What's Happening In and Around Polk County?

Visit www.VisitCentralFlorida.com for a list of things to do", events, or attractions in Central Florida.

Our District & Schools

There are great things happening in Polk County Schools. Select the Schools link below to learn more about a specific site, or the Read All About It! link to read how our students and staff are making the headlines.

New Teacher Just-in-Time Training & Support




Hiring Process

Veterans Preference

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

General Inquiries/Questions (e.g., online application assistance, becoming a teacher)
Office of Recruiting
email qualitycounts@polk-fl.net or
call 863-519-8782
College Transcript Inquiries
Certification/NCLB Office
email transcripts@polk-fl.net or
call 863-534-0725
Substitute Inquiries
Certification/NCLB Office
email substitute@polk-fl.net or
call 863-534-0725
Veterans Preference Inquiries
Personnel Department
email paula.dull@polk-fl.net or call 863-534-0532
Florida Retirement Inquiries
Risk Management Department
Florida Retirement