Information for current or potential business partners, volunteers, or other members of the community with an interest in Polk County Public Schools.

Community Involvement Conference

The Community Involvement Conference is a series of workshops geared toward school volunteering, parental involvement and community partners. It will take place September 25th, 2015 from 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at the W.H. Stuart Conference Center, 1710 U.S. Hwy 17 South, Bartow, FL. This event is open to the public. A $5.00 registration fee includes lunch. After September 15, registration fee will increase to $7.00 per person.

Download the registration form.

Download the 2015 Community Involvement Conference Program for a complete list of workshop descriptions, times, locations and presenters.

The Community Involvement Conference is sponsored by Polk County Public Schools and Polk County Council PTA. For more information, please contact Polk County Council PTA at (863) 899-7301.

Community Announcements


Volunteers are an important part of our school family. To maintain campus security, first time volunteer applicants pay $25 for a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are little decorative waterproof boxes/containers with books inside. These LFL have been placed in communities to promote literacy and the love of reading. The only rule is to bring a book and take a book. Help spread the love of reading throughout Polk County by building or sponsoring a Little Free Library in your community.

ReadingPals Needs Volunteers!

ReadingPals is an early literacy initiative sponsored by Carol and Barney Barnett. It focuses on engaging, training and deploying volunteer tutors to increase the number of students reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.

"Polk Men Read" Volunteers Needed

The Library Media Services Department of the Polk Public Schools is recruiting males to be reading volunteers for students.