Visit the Staff section to learn more about the resources and development opportunities the Polk County School Board offers.
The Office of Recruiting is now accepting late registration requests if you hold or have been deemed eligible to hold a certificate in any of the following critical subject areas:
(Late Registration requests will be accepted up until May 11th.)
Please follow these steps if you would like to be added to the Late Registration/Critical Need Areas Interview Schedule:
1. Go to Polk County Public Schools - Job Applicant Registration System to complete and submit an online employment application.
2. Email the following information to: email@example.com:
a. your online application number (i.e., REFID#) and
b. verification of your certification status (i.e., a copy of your Florida Statement of Status of Eligbility, or a copy of your Florida or Out-of-State certificate in one of the critical subjects listed above) and
c. the fair that you wish to attend (i.e., May 14th or May 21st).
The job fairs are scheduled from 8:00-2:00 pm. You will receive confirmation of your approval to attend from the Office of Recruiting. A interview schedule will be included.
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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|New Teacher Bonus Program||
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Risk Management Department
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email a Senior Technician