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Polk County School Board Will Recognize Florida’s 2015 Teacher of the Year at July 29 Meeting

July 23, 2014

Polk County School Board members will recognize Christie Bassett, Florida’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, at their July 29 meeting. Read More...

Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program Experiences Surge in Participation and Flood of Support

July 22, 2014

A child dives into his swimming lesson in the Gandy Pool at the Kelly Recreation Complex as part of the Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program. Lessons are also conducted at the Lakeland YMCA and Fontaine Gills YMCA.

A child dives into his swimming lesson in the Gandy Pool at the Kelly Recreation Complex as part of the Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program. Lessons are also conducted at the Lakeland YMCA and Fontaine Gills YMCA.

The Kindergarten Learn to Swim Program experienced its biggest year yet with more than 1,470 students participating from 16 Lakeland area elementary schools. Read More...

Superintendent Will Host “State of the Schools” Community Meetings Across Polk County

July 21, 2014

Kathryn M. LeRoy, Superintendent of Polk County Public Schools, will conduct eight community meetings in the coming weeks to present school-related issues and educational goals for the School District. Read More...

UPDATE: Work Session and School Board Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 Canceled

July 15, 2014

Please be advised the work session and School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26, has been canceled. Read More...

Work Session, School Board Meeting and Public Hearings Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

July 15, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a work session, School Board meeting and public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 12. Read More...

Polk County Public Schools Experiences Rise in Schools With A Grades, Others Make Considerable Progress

July 11, 2014

Twenty-nine elementary and middle schools in Polk County, or 25 percent, achieved either A or B grades, and others made significant gains in performance compared to last year, according to preliminary data released Friday by the state Department of Education. Read More...

Update: Special Work Session and Special Board Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 8, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a special work session and special board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 22.

The special work session will be to discuss the tentative budget and will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room located at 1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. Read More...

Notice of Selection Committee for Facilities Meeting

June 30, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to the Selection Committee for Facilities Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 1. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. It will take place in the Facilities Conference Room, Building C, 1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. Read More...

Notice of Selection Committee for Facilities Meeting

June 30, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to attend the Selection Committee for Facilities Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 10. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will take place in the Superintendent’s Conference Room, Building A, 1915 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. Read More...

Daniel Jenkins Academy of Technology Teacher Participates in “Green Boot Camp”

June 26, 2014

Melanie Tucker rode an electricity-generating bike during this week’s “Green Boot Camp” in San Diego.

Melanie Tucker rode an electricity-generating bike during this week’s “Green Boot Camp” in San Diego.

Melanie Tucker, a teacher at Daniel Jenkins Academy of Technology, joined educators from across the globe this week for a workshop exploring energy conservation and sustainability. Read More...

Polk County Public Schools to Open New Parent Resource Centers

June 26, 2014

Parents looking for ways to enrich their children’s education will soon be able to visit four new resource centers in Polk County.

Title I Regional Parent Informational Resource Centers will feature cozy décors and provide parents access to educational tools. Read More...

The Surreal Art of Polk County Students Are on Display At The Dali Museum

June 19, 2014

 Art by Tara LehningVisitors to The Dali Museum can catch a glimpse of some intriguing artwork from six talented Polk County students.

They were selected as part of a statewide contest among middle and high school students.Read More...