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Polk County School Board Meetings Schedule for January 2023

The Polk County School Board will have a work session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The board will…

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Bartow Middle’s Luisa Meyer Named FFLA Teacher of the Year

Bartow Middle Spanish teacher Luisa Meyer has been named the Florida Foreign Language Association’s (FFLA) Teacher of the Year. Meyer…

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McLaughlin Breaks Ground on New Gymnasium

We spent a little time playing in the dirt today as we broke ground on a new gymnasium at McLaughlin.…

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Students Surprised With Gifts at Annual Kiddie Christmas Event

They say it’s better to give than receive, and we certainly agree. Today was PCPS’ annual Kiddie Christmas event. Every…

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PCPS Library Opt-Out System Reopens Jan. 2-16

Polk County Public Schools will reopen our library opt-out system from Jan. 2-16. This online tool, available through Parent Portal,…

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Polk County School Board Meetings Schedule for December 2022

The Polk County School Board will have a work session at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, followed by a…

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Polk County Public Schools Announces 2023 Teacher and School Employee of the Year

Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce our Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year! Natalie McSwain, a Spanish…

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PCPS School Choice Application Window is Jan. 9 to Feb. 15

Polk County Public Schools will soon begin accepting school choice applications for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. This is an…

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New Polk County School Board Members Sworn In

Rick Nolte and Justin Sharpless were sworn in as new members of the Polk County School Board today, during a…

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PCPS Announces Presidential Scholars Honorees for 2023

Polk County Public Schools is proud to announce our honorees for the 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The U.S. Department…

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