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Online Resource Helps Keep Community Informed of COVID-19 Impact on Schools

Polk County Public Schools has created a new resource for parents, employees and members of the public who seek further information about the impact of COVID-19 on their school... — Updated 8/26/2020


2020-21 Budget: PCPS Will Pay $9 Million More in FRS Contributions, Bracing for Harder Days Ahead

Gov. Ron DeSantis' recently signed budget includes a multimillion-dollar hit to Polk County Public Schools - and district administrators caution the fiscal future could be even more... — Updated 7/8/2020


Polk County Public Schools, Unions, Restructure Pay Policy

Beginning with the fiscal year that starts July 1, existing Polk County Public Schools employees will have the option of being paid twice monthly. "Our employees told us this was... — Updated 5/6/2020


Polk Schools Break Ground for New High School in Davenport

Polk County Public Schools broke ground Dec. 4 on a new high school in fast-growing Davenport. The new school, located adjacent to Davenport School of the Arts, is scheduled to... — Updated 12/11/2019


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 year. "I am grateful that the district... — Updated 11/6/2019


Establishing Culture and Building Up Students: It's a New Era at McLaughlin Middle

It's a new school year at McLaughlin Middle & Fine Arts Academy - and it's also shaping up to be a year like no other. From the school's administrative structure to... — Updated 9/25/2019


Former Webber VP Now Liaison for Polk Schools

Step into Steve Warner's office at Eagle Lake Elementary and your eyes will be drawn to the whiteboard, where he's drawn a large, pyramid-shaped illustration. The names of the two... — Updated 4/24/2019


"Special" Kids Included in "Regular" Classes

Not all of a student's education comes from a teacher. Classrooms are often like melting pots, as children from different backgrounds and experiences learn valuable lessons from... — Updated 3/6/2019


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