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Photo of a PCPS graduation ceremony in 2018

New Procedures for Graduations at the RP Funding Center

New procedures have been implemented this year for graduation ceremonies taking place at the RP Funding Center’s Jenkins Arena. We…

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Stock bus photo via Lake Alfred Polytech

Bus Driver Recruitment Events Scheduled for May 24 and May 28

We’re recruiting bus drivers and attendants for next school year. Please see the flyers below for info on our upcoming…

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William Stead at the Cannes Film Festival

Harrison School for the Arts Grad Prepares for Cannes Film Festival Debut

If you’re a filmmaker of any sort, there’s only one place in the world you want to be right now:…

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Superintendent Byrd delivering her end-of-year message

Superintendent Byrd Reflects on 2018-19, Announces Student Behavior and Discipline Plan

As the 2018-19 school year draws to a close, Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd is taking time to reflect on our progress…

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Ernest Joe, Jr. at his retirement celebration

Goodbye, Mr. Joe

Yesterday we said goodbye to the one and only Ernest Joe, Jr. Retiring after nearly 40 years with Polk County…

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Photo of a community event at Eastside Elementary

Deadline Extended for PCPS Community Feedback Survey

We’ve extended the deadline of our annual Community Feedback Survey to Thursday, May 30 to allow more people a chance…

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Budget Preview Shows More Revenue for 2019-2020

During Tuesday’s work session, school board members got an updated look at next year’s budget. The good news? Florida lawmakers…

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Raquel Gaspar at prom

Tenoroc High Student, Born Blind, is Crowned Prom Queen

Imagine the feeling of becoming prom royalty: the thrill, the sense of honor and prominence among your friends and classmates.…

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Darius Jones and Jennifer Davis

Two PCPS School Counselors Win Inaugural “College Ready” Awards

Two PCPS school counselors are winners of the inaugural College Ready Florida Innovator Awards. Darius Jones from George Jenkins High…

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PCPS Volunteer of the Year medal

Announcing Polk County’s School Volunteers of the Year

Polk County Public Schools honored our 2019 School Volunteers of the Year this morning during a ceremony at Bartow Civic…

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