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Open Enrollment is Available Now Through Dec. 13

Open enrollment for 2020-21 has begun!  The open enrollment window runs through Dec. 13. Visit polkschoolsfl.com/schooloptions to check out our career…

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2020 Presidential Scholar Finalists and Winners Announced for Polk County

At yesterday’s School Board meeting, we recognized our district’s finalists and winners for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars program. The…

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Information About Mental Health Resources for Students

A Polk County student recently created an online petition on Change.org seeking to improve and increase the accessibility of mental health assistance…

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“A Big Familia” : Five Years Later, Puerto Rican Teachers Are Thriving With PCPS

To keep our classrooms staffed amid an ongoing national teacher shortage, Polk County Public Schools will go to great lengths…

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Principal for a Day program at Elbert Elementary

Business and Community Leaders Become “Principals for a Day” at PCPS Schools

A group of community and business leaders spent Friday learning what it takes to run a school during Polk County…

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Polk County Public Schools and Educator Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Polk County Public Schools and the Polk Education Association have reached tentative salary and contract agreements for the 2019-20 school…

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Two Teacher Hiring Events Scheduled for Nov. 19-20

Our next Teacher Interview Day will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at PCPS headquarters in Bartow. Please click the…

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Polk Students Can Receive Free Flu Shots Beginning Nov. 6

We’ve partnered with Central Florida Health Care and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to offer FREE flu shots…

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Community Assessment Team Meetings Scheduled for November

Community Assessment Teams are scheduled to meet during multiple sessions in November. Community Assessment Teams are comprised of parents, educators,…

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Bus Driver Hiring Fair This Thursday, Oct. 31

Our next hiring fair for bus drivers is coming up this Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Haines…

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