Polk County Public Schools celebrated its “B” bus yesterday.
The Citrus Connection bus bears the school district’s new student-designed brand and the announcement, “We’re a B District for the First Time in Eight Years.” The custom graphics on the bus were made possible through the generosity of sponsors Citrus Connection, ImageDepot Express, Southern Graphic Designs and Tinsley Creative.
Attending Thursday’s bus ribbon-cutting event were Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd, Citrus Connection Executive Director Tom Phillips, ImageDepot Express President Ryan DelliVeniri, Juan and Fabby Bocanegra of Southern Graphic Designs, and Tinsley Creative Principal Donovan Tinsley.
The event took place at Mulberry High School, one of the schools that made the biggest jump in its school grade, improving from a D to a B.
In June, Polk County Public Schools received a district grade of B, improving from the C it had held for eight years.