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Media Opportunity: Polk School Officials to Address Upcoming School Year

August 10, 2016

With an exciting new school year fast approaching, Polk County Public Schools will host a back-to-school news conference on Thursday, August 11.

The news conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Jim Miles Professional Development Center, 5204 U.S. Highway 98 South in Lakeland.

Superintendent Jacqueline M. Byrd and other district officials will address the media on the school district’s final preparations for the upcoming school year.

Topics will include transportation, school nutrition, teacher recruitment, educational programs, efforts to support our schools, and the opening of Polk’s newest school.

The first day of school for Polk County Public Schools is Monday, Aug. 15.