The Mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high quality education for all students.
In accomplishing this mission, we envision that students in the Polk County Public Schools will effectively:
- read, write, compute, speak, listen, and use complex thinking skills to solve problems;
- be self-directed in creating personal purpose and vision, setting priorities, choosing ethical action, and creating their own knowledge;
- cooperate and collaborate with others in working with and leading groups; interact positively in diverse settings; recognize the value and contributions of all individuals; and make positive contributions to their communities;
- understand and use social, organizational, and technological systems; design, monitor, improve and correct performance within a system; and create viable products.
About our district
The school district is the eighth largest in Florida and thirtieth largest in the United States. Polk County Public Schools has more than 150 schools. The district is the largest employer in Polk County with more than 13,000 employees. More than half of those are employed as teachers.
Polk County Public Schools is a publicly funded organization
No. of Schools: 170
No. of jobs currently in EAN: 70
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