✓ Meanwhile, firearms training for armed school guardians has started.
Florida Southern College’s iconic Annie Pfeiffer Chapel is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it was newly named to Southern Living’s list of “The South’s Most Beautiful Chapels.” (The designation is so new that it doesn’t appear to be on the magazine’s website yet.) On the other hand, the 1941 structure presents expensive maintenance challenges and its interior is currently closed to the public because of the effects of recent heavy rains | Photo gallery
- Every public school will have a uniformed law enforcement officer next week, the last of the school year.
- Students will be prohibited from bringing backpacks to school next week.
Sheriff Grady Judd and Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd had different ideas about how to make public school campuses safer, but agreed to a solution that involves hiring armed security guards. School Board members are scheduled to vote on it later today. | Agenda
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The Polk County School Board has launched a website, polkpromise.net to inform voters about how students have benefitted from a half-cent sales tax that funds school construction. Renewal of the sales tax will be on November’s election ballot, and a political action committee is being formed to campaign for its passage.