Visit the Staff section to learn more about the resources and development opportunities the Polk County School Board offers.
The Polk County School District is hosting two teacher job fairs in the East and West Polk areas. Administrators will be extending on-the-spot contracts for the 2016-2017 school year. Each year the District hires over 800 new teachers.
The District offers a competitive bonus, benefits, and salary package. In fact, Polk offers the second highest starting teacher salary in the State ($40,000 annually).
Our ultimate goal is to attract, recruit, hire, and retain quality staff for every Polk County School site.
Polk, an All-American County, is located in the "Heart of Florida." We are 35 miles from Orlando, Florida, and 35 miles from Tampa, Florida. Our residents live in 17 small cities and towns.
Visit www.VisitCentralFlorida.com for a list of things to do", events, or attractions in Central Florida.
Ana sits down with Polk County School Board's Migdalia Alvarez and Rugina Castillo about employment opportunities in Polk County Schools, how to transfer teaching licenses from other states, and an upcoming Teacher's Fair. They also talk about the importance of bi-lingual educators and bi-lingual curriculum in the schools. Watch Now (in Spanish)
There are great things happening in Polk County Schools. Select the Schools link below to learn more about our school locations, or the Read All About It! link to read how our students and staff are making the headlines.
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
Human Resource Services Division
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