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Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25 Through End of 2018

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge…

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PCPS students at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

My Journey to the National FFA Convention: A Student’s Story

Note: Polk County Public Schools had an excellent showing at the 91st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, where teams from…

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Winter Haven High students and their mentors from CenterState Bank.

Winter Haven High Launches Mentoring Program with CenterState Bank

Winter Haven High is the first of our schools to launch the School-to-Work mentoring program through Big Brothers Big Sisters…

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Lake Gibson Middle students sorting donating socks.

The Story of Socktober: Lake Gibson Middle’s Monthlong Charity Campaign

It was time for the honor students at Lake Gibson Middle to plan their next community service project, and naturally,…

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Thank you Polk County voters for renewing the half-cent sales tax.

Polk Voters Renew Half-Cent Sales Tax For Schools

Thank you, Polk County! By an overwhelming margin, you once again showed your support for our students and schools by…

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School Superintendents Organization Raising Money for Hurricane Michael Victims

The Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) is raising money to directly benefit the school districts impacted by Hurricane…

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Application Period Opens Today for Polk ED Options

Polk County Public Schools offers many educational options for all of our kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Applications are now available…

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The Kathleen High team at the 2018 FFA Convention.

PCPS Students Shine at 2018 National FFA Convention

Teams from Kathleen and George Jenkins high schools were among the top finishers at the 91st National FFA Convention &…

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A list of Polk County's "Schools of Excellence."

Florida Department of Education Announces Polk’s “Schools of Excellence”

Congratulations to our Schools of Excellence recognized by the Florida Department of Education: Bartow Elementary Academy Brigham Academy Chain of…

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Photo collage showing WE3 Expo activities.

Polk County Schools Showcased at WE3 Expo Nov. 1-3

Come see firsthand the innovative education options of Polk County Public Schools during the 11th annual WE3 Expo on Nov.…

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Polk County Public Schools announces new school and district administrators.

PCPS Announces New Administrators

Congratulations to our school and district administrators who were officially appointed during yesterday’s School Board meeting. From left: – Richard…

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