Tag: Polk Schools

The Business Voice/PCBA choice: “Major investor” or fixing problems?

The Lakeland Chamber’s “Business Voice” Political Action Committee (PAC) is about to start interviewing candidates for its endorsement. I’m scheduled for Tuesday. The Polk County Builders Association (PCBA) PAC is doing the same thing next week. It’s highly unlikely I’ll get either endorsement. My incumbent opponent Hunt Berryman has deep business and personal ties with both organizations. Bank of Central…

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Register by Aug. 1. Vote on or before Aug. 30. Everywhere in Polk County

As we travel the county and talk to people, we encounter some very understandable uncertainty about the rules and timing of voting in my August 30 School Board election. Here are the top three points we want to make. 1) Every registered voter in Polk County can vote for me. From Poinciana to Mulberry. From Frostproof to Polk City. The…

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A diet without a menu: the Polk School Board’s unStrategic unPlan

The Polk County School District has a 2014-2018 Strategic Plan that is neither strategic nor a plan. It’s one of the many exploding gifts Kathryn LeRoy left behind for us to disarm. Nevertheless, the School Board is meeting today in a retreat to “review and update” this so-called Strategic Plan. So I want to explain to you — and board…

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