Polk County Public Schools
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|Polk County Public Schools|
|Polk County, Florida|
|Grades||Pre-school through 12th|
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Intelligent design controversy
In November 2007, four Polk County School Board members interviewed by The Ledger daily newspaper said they would support a resolution advising the Florida Board of Education to revise proposed science standards to include alternative theories to evolution.
Expulsion of student for science experiment
In 2013 the district expelled a 16-year-old girl after her experiment mixing household materials resulted in a small explosion. The student was arrested and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device. Scientists posted tweets condemning the district's response. Tiffany Madison of the Washington Times argued that the district's punishment reflected American schools becoming "mindless, bureaucratic prisons".
- Auburndale Senior High School (mascot: Bloodhounds)
- Bartow Senior High School (Yellow Jackets)
- Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School (Eagles)
- Fort Meade Middle-Senior High School (Miners)
- Frostproof Middle-Senior High School (Bulldogs)
- George Jenkins Senior High School (Eagles)
- Haines City Senior High School (Hornets)
- Harrison School for the Arts
- Kathleen Senior High School (Red Devils)
- Lake Gibson Senior High School (Braves)
- Lake Region Senior High School (Thunder)
- Lakeland Senior High School (Dreadnaughts)
- Lake Wales High School (Highlanders)
- McKeel Academy of Technology (Wildcats)
- Mulberry High School (Panthers)
- Polk State College Lakeland Collegiate High School (Eagles)
- Ridge Community High School (Bolts)
- Tenoroc Senior High School (Titans)
- Winter Haven Senior High School (Blue Devils)
- Griffin Elementary School
- Polk City Elementary School
- Rochelle School of the Arts
- Sandhill Elementary School
- "Contact Us." Polk County Public Schools. Accessed October 25, 2018.
- "Majority Opposes Science Proposal". The Ledger. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
- "Kiera Wilmot Expelled: Scientists, Teachers Outraged By Harsh Punishment For Teen's Experiment Accident." International Business Times. May 2, 2013. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
- Madison, Tiffany. "Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment." Washington Times. Wednesday May 1, 2013. Retrieved on May 6, 2013.
- "School Uniform & Dress Code Information." Polk County Public Schools. Accessed October 25, 2018.