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Public Hearing Regarding Impasse Scheduled for Tuesday (March 16)

The Polk County School Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 16, regarding the current impasse in collective bargaining negotiations with the Polk Education Association (PEA). The public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Jim Miles Professional Development Center, 4270 Wallace Road in Lakeland. The purpose of the public hearing is…

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CareerSource Polk to Host What’s Next Virtual Career Expo for Young Adults Ages 16 to 24

Informational Sessions Include Resume Creation, Interview Preparation and Financial Literacy BARTOW, Fla., March 12, 2021 – CareerSource Polk invites young adults, ages 16 to 24, to its What’s Next Virtual Career Expo. Attendees have the option to attend this event on Monday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Tuesday, March 23 from…

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Polk State enrollment for Summer 2021 Semester starts March 29

— Enrollment for the Summer 2021 Semester at Polk State College will start on March 29 with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50 percent of their program requirements. Open enrollment will begin on April 5. Classes will start May 10. Currently enrolled students will be able to check the status of…

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Movers for Moms Wishlist

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations across the country collect donations for women every spring and deliver them to local women’s and family shelters on or before Mother’s Day. Franchises partner with local shelters, schools, and other community organizations to collect goods that will make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters. This annual…

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Central Florida Health Care Covid-19 Mobile Screening and Testing Schedule

Central Florida Health Care will be providing drive-up and walk-through COVID-19 screening and testing, at no charge, throughout the month of March. For those who qualify*, screening and testing will be from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., while supplies last. Please see the calendar for dates and locations for the third week of March. Click…

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Media Opportunity: COVID-19 Vaccination Event on Saturday for Polk School Employees

Polk County Public Schools, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County, will be conducting a vaccination event this weekend for school employees. News media are invited to cover vaccinations taking place on Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Teddra Porteous, the school district’s associate superintendent of Human Resources Services,…

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Polk County School Board Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday (March 9)

The Polk County School Board will hold a special work session at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, to discuss the school district’s superintendent search. The school board will also hold a work session at 12:30 p.m. and a board meeting at 5 p.m. The two work sessions and board meeting will take place at…

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PCPS Announces Graduation Plans for Class of 2021

Polk County Public Schools’ 2021 graduations will once again feature important safety measures to reduce to spread of coronavirus, including limiting capacity. “We are truly looking forward to celebrating our graduating seniors and all of their hard work,” said Tami Dawson, regional assistant superintendent for high schools. “This has been another unusual and challenging year,…

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City Commission Approves Amendment to Lease Agreement Between The City of Lakeland and Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center

Lakeland, FL – Today, the Lakeland City Commission voted to amend the current Lease and Transfer Agreement between the City of Lakeland and Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, effectively affirming the outstanding commitment of the two organizations to providing the best healthcare services to the community. “We appreciate the leadership and foresight of the Lakeland City…

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Lakeland Electric to Increase Fuel Charge Next Quarter

EFFECTIVE April 1, 2021 LAKELAND, Fla. (March 2, 2021) – The Lakeland City Commission voted Monday, March 1, to increase the electric fuel charge for Lakeland Electric customers for the next fiscal quarter (April/May/Jun. 2021). After giving a presentation at the Utility Committee meeting on Monday, staff recommended increasing the fuel charge by $5.00 from…

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