First-time Polk School Board member admits campaign finance improprieties. Critics push for felony prosecution and removal.
James Dunn is charged with violating Florida election laws regarding disclosing the funding of campaign messages.
County Citizens Defending Freedom objects to 15 titles to be placed at two new Polk County schools.
Polk’s school district is 24th largest in U.S. but ranks 995th our of 13,588 districts in funding
Six School Board members rated the superintendent as highly effective and one rated him as effective.
Questions have been raised about a record showing the new School Board member contributed $5,200 in cash to his campaign.
Protesters requested more time to review the books, which will outfit the media centers at two schools under construction
Justin Sharpless and Rick Nolte were sworn in to office, as Lisa Miller and Kay Fields begin their second and fifth terms respectively.
Wilson retired from the board after eight years; Fortney was narrowly defeated in her re-election bid.
Other winners: Laurel Lee and Scott Franklin for U.S. House, Colleen Burton for Florida Senate, Martha Santiago for County Commission, John Flynn for County Judge. Polk environmental lands measure passes.