Thank You Polk Education Foundation and Consortium of Florida Education Foundation for funding our STEM Scholars grant!!

  • Thank you to PEF for providing our students with funds to launch our students into scientific inquiry!
    THANK YOU! To Polk Education Foundation for funding COLE STEM scholars grant. Together we will launch our students into the world of scientific inquiry!

Volunteer Background Check


School Volunteer Background Check Fees to Increase Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, 2018, the price for Polk County Public Schools volunteer background checks will increase from $25 to $40.

To coincide with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, we’re tightening security measures to protect our students, faculty and staff. The increased price for background checks will include: a national background check, Social Security number verification, address verification, multiple name/alias check and terror watch list check.

Volunteers are required to reapply and renew their background check every five years from the date of their application approval.

As a benefit of the new system coming in November, volunteers will be able to apply and make payments online, and the application process will be faster and more efficient.

For now, those wishing to become an approved volunteer should visit, print an application, fill it out, and submit it to the school where you would like to volunteer.

Please see the attached flyer or visit for complete details.

Yearbooks on Sale

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase your yearbook.  They are currently on sale and you buy your very own at using the code 77663919.  The cost will be $25.00.  Hurry and preorder yours today.