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Application Period for Polk’s Educational Options Ends January 9, 2015

December 18, 2014

Parents and guardians must submit applications by Friday January 9, 2015, if they want their children to participate in Polk’s Educational Options for the 2015-2016 School Year. Read More...

Work Session, School Board Meeting and Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

December 18, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a work session, School Board meeting and public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Read More...

Meeting With Polk Legislative Delegation and Luncheon Scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

December 18, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a meeting with the Polk Legislative Delegation scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Read More...

Polk Acceleration Academy Will Host An Open House on Thursday, December 18, 2014

December18, 2014

This new alternative education program aims to reach more than 4,000 students in Polk County who have dropped out of school. Polk Acceleration Academy will help them get back into education and earn a high school diploma. The Polk County School Board approved the program in September. Read More...

Discussion Panel With Leadership Lakeland Class XXXII Scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2015

December 15, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance for a discussion panel with the Leadership Lakeland Class XXXII ,scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 2015. Read More...

New Administrator Announcement

December 12, 2014

Jacqueline Bowen Associate Superintendent, Chief Academic OfficerSuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Jacqueline Bowen as Associate Superintendent, Chief Academic Officer, during the Tuesday, December 9 School Board meeting.

Since 2013, Bowen had been serving as the Senior Director of K-12 Literacy for the Polk County School District. She was responsible for managing preparation of guides and assessments for kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum. Read More...

Polk County’s Superintendent of Schools Recognized as Outstanding Communicator

December 5, 2014

Polk County Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy receives SUNSPRA’s 2014 Outstanding Superintendent Communicator Award on Thursday in Tampa.  Standing with LeRoy are Blackboard’s Judd Aungst, SUNSPRA President Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, and SUNSPRA President-Elect Leah Lauderdale, APR, CPRC.

Polk County Superintendent Kathryn LeRoy receives SUNSPRA’s 2014 Outstanding Superintendent Communicator Award on Thursday in Tampa. Standing with LeRoy are Blackboard’s Judd Aungst, SUNSPRA President Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, and SUNSPRA President-Elect Leah Lauderdale, APR, CPRC.

The Sunshine State School Public Relations Association (SUNSPRA) annually recognizes a practicing superintendent of schools for their outstanding leadership in school public relations and communications. Read More...

Public Meeting of Sales Tax Oversight Committee Scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 2, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to a public meeting of the Sales Tax Oversight Committee scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Read More...

Polk Acceleration Academy Will Host An Open House on Thursday, December 4, 2014

December 1, 2014

This new alternative education program aims to reach more than 4,000 students in Polk County who have dropped out of school. Polk Acceleration Academy will help them get back into education and earn a high school diploma. Read More...

Two Students Named Polk County’s Sunshine State Scholars

November 12, 2014

From left to right: Divya Ravinder and Kristianna Nicolai

From left to right: Divya Ravinder and Kristianna Nicolai

Two students will represent Polk County at the annual State STEM Recognition and Recruiting Conference to be held next year in Orlando.

Kristianna Nicolai of Winter Haven Senior High and Divya Ravinder of the International Baccalaureate School at Bartow Senior High have been named this year’s Sunshine State Scholars from Polk County. Read More...