Polk County schools are planning now for a fall reopening. Over 30,000 parents responded to a Polk County survey to integrate with the district’s task force. “We see a strong sense for students to return to some sense of normalcy,” said Michelle Townley, interim assistant superintendent of curriculum. “This hasContinue Reading

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced plans for Florida’s K-12 public schools to reopen at full capacity in the fall. “Having a teacher there, there just isn’t going to be a substitute for that in-person instruction,” he said. Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran said that’s the recommendation being made to local schoolContinue Reading

Polk County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of 36-year-old Mary Whitehead and her husband, 41-year-old Antonio Whitehead of Lakeland for drug possession. On Friday, December 13, 2019, undercover narcotics detectives served a search warrant at 1133 North Swindell Avenue in response to tips received about possible drug activity at the home. DuringContinue Reading