Thank you for your interest in conducting research at Polk County Public Schools. Our district welcomes research requests that directly benefit the district, require minimal use of student and/or employee time, and align with the district's research agenda.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact David Bustos at (863) 534-0780 or email

Our policies and procedures have changed. The Office of Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation will be accepting and reviewing research application through scheduled review cycles. Applications received after an application deadline will be reviewed in the subsequent cycle. Be sure to plan accordingly as there will be no exceptions.


Please be advised that March 15, 2018 is the deadline to submit a research application for research activities to be conducted by May 24, 2018.




Review Cycle Application Deadline Research Review Committee Meeting Approval Notification
Jan-Feb Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Thursday, February 15, 2018
Mar-Apr Thursday, March 15, 2018 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018
May-June Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Wednesday, June 6, 2018  Friday, June 15, 2018
Jul-Aug Monday, July 16, 2018 Wednesday, August 1 ,2018 Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sept-Oct Monday, September 17, 2018 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Monday, October 15, 2018
Nov-Dec Thursday, November 15, 2018 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Monday, December 17, 2018