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Ridge Community High Drill Team Captures National Championship

The Lady Bolts JROTC drill team from Ridge Community High has captured its first national championship in school history. On…

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PCPS Not Requiring Masks for Outdoor Activities

During this week’s Polk County School Board work session, board members and district staff discussed our face covering procedures, and…

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Tentative Agreement Reached to Increase PCPS Teachers’ Salaries

A tentative agreement has been reached to increase Polk County Public Schools teachers’ salaries, boosting the lowest raise amount to…

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Students From IB Bartow, Winter Haven High Win National Merit Scholarships

Two more PCPS students have joined the ranks of National Merit Scholars for 2021. Kevin Chen from International Baccalaureate at…

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PCPS Employees to Receive $1,000 Bonuses Through COVID-Related Federal Funding

Nearly all employees of Polk County Public Schools will soon receive a bonus of $1,000 made possible by COVID-related federal…

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An Update on PCPS’ Mask Policy

The Polk County School Board discussed face coverings again during today’s work session. The following is a summary of the…

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PCPS Hiring Teachers and Bus Drivers for 2021-22

PCPS is recruiting teachers for the 2021-22 school year! We’ve scheduled three virtual job fairs where you can connect with…

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Graduation Season Begins May 8 with Ceremony for Doris Sanders Learning Center, Jean O’Dell Learning Center and Karen M. Siegel Academy

The 2021 graduation season is underway! Congratulations to the seniors of the Doris Sanders Learning Center, Jean O’Dell Learning Center…

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School Board Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, May 11

The Polk County School Board will hold a work session and board meeting on Tuesday, May 11. The work session…

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