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Polk ESE Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for Thursday (July 22)

The next meeting of the Polk ESE Advisory Council will take place virtually on Thursday, July 22. The meeting will…

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Polk ESE Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for Thursday (May 20)

The next meeting of the Polk ESE Advisory Council will take place virtually on Thursday, May 20. The meeting will…

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Polk ESE Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for Thursday (March 18)

The next meeting of the Polk ESE Advisory Council will take place virtually on Thursday, March 18. The meeting will…

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George Jenkins High Transition Student Scores Special Memento, Prepares for His Next Step

Evan Chappell will soon be leaving George Jenkins High, but he’s already picked out a place on his bedroom wall…

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PCPS Transition Student Found Her Passion – and Career Path – in Art

Polk County Public Schools’ Transition program is designed to help adult students with special needs develop workforce skills — and…

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Gibbons Street Office Gets a Makeover Thanks to Lowe’s

Polk County Public Schools’ Gibbons Street location recently got a makeover, thanks to Lowe’s. Employees from Lowe’s in Bartow donated…

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Disability Awareness Month: Kiana Leslie Keeps Moving Forward

It was one lap around the track at Lake Gibson Middle School, but for Millicent Whitehead, it was proof that…

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PCPS Becomes First District in the State to Offer Autism Spectrum Endorsement

For Cheryl Joe, Polk County Public Schools’ newly approved endorsement for educators working with students who have autism — the…

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Disability Awareness Month: Yariel Rodriguez Can Now Say “Daddy,” and That Means Everything

The year since Yariel Rodriguez started VPK at Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy has been full of happy moments for…

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Disability Awareness Month: For Autumn Palmer, Every “Good Morning” Is a Victory

When Autumn Palmer began studying at Karen M. Siegel Academy nearly 10 years ago, she rarely spoke, and never in…

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