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PCPS Task Force Working on New Distance Learning Option for 2020-21

Members of the Polk County Public Schools reopening task force began working last week in smaller teams to tackle health…

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June 30 School Board Meeting Postponed

The Polk County School Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, has been postponed until a later date. The meeting…

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Surplus Textbook Warehouse Reopens Thursday, June 25

PCPS’ Surplus Textbook Warehouse is reopening tomorrow. The warehouse will reopen on Thursday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 3…

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Bus Drivers and Attendants Needed for 2020-21 School Year

We’re recruiting school bus drivers and attendants for the 2020-21 school year. For more information, or to set an appointment…

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Graduation Ceremonies Relocated for Monday, June 22

Due to a Major League Baseball decision to shut down spring training facilities, we will not be able to hold…

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PCPS Expands Reopening Task Force, Announces Options for 2020-21 School Year

Polk County Public Schools’ reopening task force held its second meeting Wednesday, during which members were instructed to move forward…

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Results Available From PCPS Back-to-School Safety Survey

Results are now available from a Polk County Public Schools safety survey about the upcoming school year. The survey focused…

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Teacher Hiring Events Scheduled for June 18, July 2 and July 16

Polk County Public Schools has three teacher hiring events scheduled for June 18, July 2 and July 16. These are…

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A Message From Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd

A message from PCPS Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd: “In the days since the incomprehensible and inexcusable killing of George Floyd, our…

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A Unique Graduation for the Pandemic Era

Polk County Public Schools conducted its first pandemic-era commencement ceremony on Saturday, with nearly 400 Lake Gibson High School graduates…

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