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Schools Buses to Receive Communications Upgrade

Polk County Public Schools will soon upgrade its fleet of more than 600 buses and other support vehicles with new…

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Early Dismissal for the Last Day of School (May 30)

All Polk County Public Schools students will be dismissed early on Thursday, May 30th – the last day of school.…

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PCPS’ First Community Liaison Director Aims to Build Connections, Bolster Schools

Step into Steve Warner’s office at Eagle Lake Elementary and your eyes will be drawn to the whiteboard, where he’s…

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Polk’s Top High School Seniors to be Recognized at Superintendent’s Scholars Awards

The fifth annual Superintendent’s Scholars Awards will be held tomorrow night at the RP Funding Center. More than 1,000 seniors…

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Celebrating Students’ Progress at the About-Face Awards

Polk County Public Schools hosted the 25th annual About-Face Awards on Wednesday at the Bartow Civic Center. The annual ceremony…

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PCPS Announces Upcoming Hiring Events, Including May 4 Job Fair

The next few weeks are packed with opportunities for job hunters. Polk County Public Schools is hosting a “transfer” job…

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PCPS Annual Community Survey is Now Live

Polk County Public Schools’ annual Community Feedback Survey is now live. Working with a committee, the Department of Assessment, Accountability…

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Mentoring Program Leads to “Small Victories” at Lake Gibson Middle

Twice a month, the boys gather in a room at Lake Gibson Middle School, where Ernest Joe is waiting for…

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April 24 Community Meeting for New Davenport High School

Polk County Public Schools will host a community meeting about our new high school at 5:30 p.m. on April 24…

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More School Choice Options Available Through “Controlled Open Enrollment”

Parents of students throughout Florida have enrollment options available to them for the 2019-2020 school year through a process called…

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