So, What Does a School Board Do, Anyway?

School boards are responsible for the education of a community’s young people, ensuring all students have access to a high-quality, rigorous education that prepares them for college, career, and life. Boards usually consist of five to nine elected or appointed representatives from the community, who meet regularly to discuss and decide issues related to local schools.

High School Reimagined: Where Rigor Meets the Real World

Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, in partnership with Polk County Public Schools, Tenoroc High, and non-profit organization Lakeland Leads, announced in the Fall 2022 the launch of Junior Achievement’s 3DE model at Tenoroc High.


Lakeland, FL February 15th, 2023 Lakeland Leads is delighted to announce that Alice Hunt, a well-connected local business and civic leader, has joined Lakeland Leads Executive Board. Lakeland Leads is a non-partisan, independent, 501c-3 non-profit whose mission is to engage the business community in transforming Lakeland’s public school system to produce graduates with 21st Century […]

Crystal Lake Elementary Becomes UCF-Certified Community Partnership School

UCF Community Partnership School

Original Article provided by PCPS Crystal Lake Elementary is celebrating a major milestone after becoming a UCF-Certified Community Partnership School. “There are only 14 schools in Florida to achieve this distinction,” said Andrea Hagan, Crystal Lake’s Community Partnership School director. “The University of Central Florida sets the bar extremely high, and normally this rigorous evaluation […]

Magnet School Program to Expand in Polk County Public Schools

polk county public schools press release

Article provided by PCPS Polk County Public Schools has secured a grant that will allow us to expand and improve our magnet school offerings. The grant, worth nearly $14.5 million, is being provided through the federal government’s Magnet School Assistance Program. The funding will enable PCPS to embark on several exciting projects, including: – Garner […]

McLaughlin Breaks Ground on New Gymnasium

Original article appeared at December 15, 2022 We spent a little time playing in the dirt today as we broke ground on a new gymnasium at McLaughlin. The gym is one of many exciting projects at McLaughlin, which has traditionally served middle school students and is gradually expanding to include a high school. Construction […]