Valedictorians from 10 local high schools shared their accomplishments and plans for the future with LkldNow.
Plan to Replace School Resource Officers with PCSO Deputies Moving Ahead
Lakeland, Lake Alfred, Bartow, and Auburndale Police officers will be replaced by Polk County Sheriff’s deputies in the upcoming school year.
It’s Graduation Season in Polk County With Back-to-Back Ceremonies Starting Friday
About 5,800 students will receive diplomas or certificates of completion from PCPS schools over the next week.
Mi Escuela Montessori celebrates Cinco de Mayo
The bilingual charter school, which just added 6th grade, nurtures curiosity and independence to prepare students for real life.
Polk teachers must verify that all classroom books are district-approved
Teachers have until the beginning of the next school year to complete a review of books in their classrooms following changes by the Florida Legislature.
Novelist Nicholas Sparks to Speak at Fundraiser for Roberts Academy
Sparks has written 23 New York Times bestsellers, including 11 books that have been adapted for television or film.
GJHS Football Field To Be Named in Honor of Late Coach
Coach Jerry May died in July at 59. He coached football and softball at George Jenkins High School for 20 years.
Rochelle School of the Arts Unveils Refurbished Auditorium
The school district’s half-cent sales tax paid for the $574,000 renovation.
Lori Cunningham to Retire From School Board in Dec. 2024
Cunningham is one of the longest-serving School Board members, having held her District 2 seat for almost two decades.
Plan to Replace LPD School Resource Officers with Sheriff’s Deputies Concerns City Leaders
Talk of consolidating school safety personnel comes as the superintendent continues to reorganize the school district.