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Work Session, School Board Meeting and Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November 12, 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 hearing scheduled for Tuesday, December 9. Read More...

Work Session and School Board Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 12, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a work session and School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 18. Read More...

Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November 12, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Read More...

Polk Acceleration Academy Will Host Open Houses and Student Orientations on Thursday, November 6

November 5, 2014

Polk Acceleration Academy will host open houses and student orientations on Thursday, November 6.

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...

New Administrator Announcement

November 4, 2014

Polk County School Board Names Senior Director of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation

Heather Wright, Senior Director of Assessment, Accountability and EvaluationSuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Heather Wright as Senior Director of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation, during the Tuesday, October 28 School Board meeting.

Wright’s appointment becomes effective Wednesday, November 5. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Principal of Bartow Middle

Dr. Leigh Anne Cooley, Principal of Bartow MiddleSuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Dr. Leigh Anne Cooley as Principal of Bartow Middle during the Tuesday, October 28 School Board meeting.

She began her education career as a teacher and Title I Specialist for the Talladega City School District from 1997 to 1999. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Principal of Lawton Chiles Middle Academy

Brian Andrews, Principal of Lawton Chiles Middle AcademySuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Brian Andrews as Principal of Lawton Chiles Middle Academy during the Tuesday, October 28 School Board meeting.

He began his career as a staff counselor for United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk County, Commack, N.Y., from 1985 to 1992. Read More...

 

Notice of Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition Meeting, Monday, November 10, 2014

November 3, 2014

Please be advised more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at the Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition meeting scheduled for Monday, November 10, 2014. Read More...

Costumes Allowed, But Masks and Props Prohibited For High School Football Games on Halloween

October 27, 2014

Spirited spectators in Polk County will have a treat on Halloween as high school football games are expected to kick-off that evening.

Halloween costumes may be worn at the football games but are subject to inspection. Read More...

New Administrator Announcement

October 27, 2014

Polk County School Board Names Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & Technology

Tina Barrios, Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & TechnologySuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Tina Barrios as Assistant Superintendent, Information Systems & Technology, during the Tuesday, September 9 School Board meeting.

She began her career as a teacher at Manatee High School from 1981 to 1996. She was an Instructional Technology Specialist at the high school from 1996 to 1999. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Director of Charter Schools

Melissa Brady, Director of Charter SchoolsSuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Melissa Brady as Director of Charter Schools during the Tuesday, October 14 School Board meeting.

She was a teacher Covenant Christian from 1992 to 1993, and at Evangel Christian from 1993 to 1995. She then served as a teacher at McKeel Academy from 1995 to 2000. Read More...

Polk County School Board Names Principal of Wahneta Elementary

Dr. William Riker, Principal, Wahneta ElementarySuperintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Dr. William Riker as Principal of Wahneta Elementary during the Tuesday, September 23 School Board meeting.

He was an assistant principal for Delaware Valley Middle School from 1998 to 1999, Swiftwater Intermediate School from 1999 to 2002, and Dingman-Delaware Middle School from 2002 to 2003.Read More...

 

WE3 Expo Expands, Showcases Educational Options Throughout Polk’s Public Schools

October 23, 2014

WE3 picture of The wide range of educational opportunities available within Polk County Public Schools will be on display at the seventh annual WE3 Expo.

The free event is open to the public, and will take place November 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sun 'n Fun fairgrounds, 4175 Medulla Road in Lakeland. Read More...

Lakeland Senior High Dreadnaught Marching Band Invited To Perform in 2016 London’s New Year’s Day Parade

October 20, 2014

The Lakeland Senior High Dreadnaught Marching Band is being invited to perform in the 2016 London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Roger Bramble, the Deputy Lieutenant appointed to represent the Lord Lieutenant in all matters relating to London’s New Year’s Day Parade, is expected to extend the invitation tomorrow (October 21) at the auditorium of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Read More...

Polk County Educators and Students Earn Teaching and Writing Awards

October 10, 2014

Two Polk County educators and four students have been awarded special recognition from the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE).

The teachers and students received awards during the nonprofit organization’s annual Professional Development Institute, which was held October 2 – 4 in Lake Mary.Read More...