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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



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 Bonuses & Other Staff Incentives

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 liz.hargis@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