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School Board Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday (March 9)

The Polk County School Board will hold a special work session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, to discuss…

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PCPS Announces Graduation Plans for Class of 2021

Polk County Public Schools’ 2021 graduations will once again feature important safety measures to reduce to spread of coronavirus, including…

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PCPS Distributing Meals for Spring Break; Registration Deadline is March 9

Because of spring break, PCPS will not have our regular meal pickup service on Wednesday, March 24. But we’ve still…

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For 40 Years, Speech Language Pathologist Debra Johnson Has Helped Students Communicate — and Thrive

Nearly 60 years ago, as a student at Garner Elementary, Debra Johnson accompanied her younger brother to his after-school speech…

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Thousands of PCPS Students Enjoy Virtual Performance of Annual “Let Freedom Ring” Concert

Live concerts have been sorely missed this past year, but thousands of PCPS students were able to enjoy a special…

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Legislative Update: The Pandemic’s Impact on Our Schools

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly everything we do as a school district, putting enormous strain on our students, parents,…

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First-Generation College-Bound Seniors From Lake Gibson High Receive New Laptops

A group of first-generation college-bound seniors from Lake Gibson High have some new technology to assist their future pursuits. Coca-Cola…

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Tenoroc High Debuts Doggy Day Care Program

They say every dog has its day, and at Tenoroc High it was specifically last Monday. That was when the…

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“Love the Bus” Month: Meet Karla Santamaria

February is Love the Bus Month, a monthlong celebration created by the American School Bus Council to honor the contributions…

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VPK Application Period for 2021-22 Starts March 1

The Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) application window for 2021-22 will open on Monday, March 1. The VPK application process is now…

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