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New Administrator Announcement

September 2, 2014

Julie GricePolk County School Board Names Regional Assistant Superintendent North East and South East Elementary

Superintendent Kathryn M. LeRoy and the Polk County School Board approved the appointment of Julie Grice as Regional Assistant Superintendent North East and South East Elementary during the Tuesday, August 12 School Board meeting. Read More...

Summerlin Academy Will Host 9/11 Ceremony to Honor Heroes

September 2, 2014

Summerlin Academy will honor the memories of those who lost their lives from the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony set for the 13th anniversary of the tragedy.

The ceremony will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, and take place on the parade field of the academy’s campus, 1500 S. Jackson Avenue in Bartow. Read More...

Notice of Central Florida Public School Boards Coalition Meeting, Monday, September 8, 2014

August 22, 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, September 8, 2014 .Read More...

Community Involvement Conference Scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 19, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member will be in attendance at the 2014 Community Involvement Conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 28. Read More...

Polk County Students Show Improvement In Algebra Following Summer Learning Program

August 19, 2014

Polk County students who enrolled in a summer program to receive extra help with algebra experienced significant improvement in their mathematical skills, according to testing data from the Polk County School District. Read More...

Head Start Centers at Polk Public Schools Serving Free Meals to Eligible Children

August 19, 2014

Head Start centers at more than 20 locations, including public schools throughout Polk County, are serving nutritious meals and snacks at no charge to eligible children. Read More...

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014

August 12, 2014

Please be advised that more than one Polk County School Board member has been invited to a public meeting of the Site Selection Committee scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014. Read More...

Volunteers Expected to Spruce Up Butterfly Garden at John Snively Elementary

August 5, 2014

The butterfly garden at John Snively Elementary will be undergoing a transformation Saturday (August 9) much like the colorful fluttering visitors within it.

In June, the school received a grant worth approximately $2,000 from the home improvement company Lowe’s to spruce up the butterfly garden. The money will cover a variety of items, such as lighting, stepping stones, plants and educational labels. Read More...

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...