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Danielle DeConcilio is the PCPS Assistant Principal of the Year

Danielle DeConcilio is our district’s 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year! Colleagues describe DeConcilio, who serves as an administrator at…

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Mulberry High’s Michael Young is the PCPS Principal of the Year

It takes someone special to guide a pack of Panthers, and Michael Young does it every day at Mulberry High.…

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Teacher Absences Remain Higher than Normal, Substitutes Covering Most Vacancies

Approximately 685 teachers requiring substitutes are expected to be absent from school today, Jan. 14. The number of absences expected…

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Update and FAQ Regarding Monday’s Education Rally in Tallahassee

We wanted to provide a final update regarding today’s education rally in Tallahassee, and answer some of the common questions…

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Reminder: PCPS Schools Are Open Tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 13)

Dear families, Please be advised that our schools will be open tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 13). We are anticipating higher than…

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Polk County’s Graduation Rate Hits Record High of 81.2 Percent

Polk County Public Schools’ graduation rate improved to 81.2 percent last year — a new record. The district’s latest graduation…

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PCPS Announces Staffing Plans for Jan. 13 Education Rally

To our families: An education rally will take place in Tallahassee on Monday, Jan. 13. Teachers from across the state…

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Brigham Academy Authorized as an International Baccalaureate School

Brigham Academy has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Brigham is the ninth IB school within Polk…

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Crystal Lake Elementary Making Strides as Polk’s First Community Partnership School

It will soon be showtime at Crystal Lake Elementary. At their holiday party this week, students unwrapped a gift for…

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A Career Spark: Apprenticeship Program Readies Students for Better-Paying Electrician Jobs

Polk County Public Schools’ partnership with a local trade group is preparing residents for better-paying jobs as electricians. Thirty-three students…

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