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Madison Fantozzi

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Winter Haven, FL, United States

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Monday Profile: Polk music teacher Jessica Fredricks inspires through the rhythm of drums

Jessica Fredricks is known for her ability to inspire connections and learning through drumming, but at one point in her teaching career, her drums were locked in a closet. → Read More

Teacher Jessica Fredricks inspires through the rhythm of drums

Jessica Fredricks is known for her ability to inspire connections and learning through drumming, but at one point in her teaching career, her drums were locked in a closet. → Read More

Teacher Jessica Fredricks inspires through the rhythm of drums

Jessica Fredricks is known for her ability to inspire connections and learning through drumming, but at one point in her teaching career, her drums were locked in a closet. → Read More

Young Chinese students get a taste of Polk in Educational Homestay Program

Program brings children to U.S. to improve their English, learn about America → Read More

Young Chinese students get a taste of Polk in Educational Homestay Program

Program brings children to U.S. to improve their English, learn about America → Read More

Young Chinese students get a taste of Polk

Program brings children to U.S. to improve their English, learn about America → Read More

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy parent banned for comments

A Lawton Chiles Middle Academy father has been served with a trespass notice, saying he is no longer allowed on Polk County School District property except to drop off and pick up his son from school. → Read More

Young Chinese students get a taste of Polk

Program brings children to U.S. to improve their English, learn about America → Read More

Lawton Chiles Middle Academy parent banned for comments

A Lawton Chiles Middle Academy father has been served with a trespass notice, saying he is no longer allowed on Polk County School District property except to drop off and pick up his son from school. → Read More

Mulberry Middle gets its students thinking of college

College for Every Student exposes children to college who are from low socioeconomic families or who would be the first generation in their families to go to college. → Read More

Discovery Academy teacher charged with DUI

LAKE ALFRED — A Discovery Academy teacher is suspended after being arrested Sunday and charged with driving under the influence.Mauricus Green, 41, was driving his 2008 black Dodge Charger east on Interstate 4 in Lakeland about 3:50 a.m. when a Florida Highway Patrol officer observed the vehicle drifting in and out of lanes and braking abruptly, according to an arrest report.The officer… → Read More

Discovery Academy teacher charged with DUI

LAKE ALFRED — A Discovery Academy teacher is suspended after being arrested Sunday and charged with driving under the influence.Mauricus Green, 41, was driving his 2008 black Dodge Charger east on Interstate 4 in Lakeland about 3:50 a.m. when a Florida Highway Patrol officer observed the vehicle drifting in and out of lanes and braking abruptly, according to an arrest report.The officer… → Read More

Class is in session for Polk students

The Polk County School District is still calculating how many students attended classes on the first day of school, but had accounted for 90,528 by Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Class is in session for Polk students

The Polk County School District is still calculating how many students attended classes on the first day of school, but had accounted for 90,528 by Thursday afternoon. → Read More

$100 donation to skip the lunch line fails the test with Lawton Chiles principal

Principal Brian Andrews learned about it Wednesday evening and immediately pulled the plug. → Read More

111 classrooms without teachers day before school

BARTOW — Students in about more than 100 Polk County classrooms are expected to be without teachers on the first day of school Thursday.That's significantly less than the 430 teacher vacancies the School District faced about this time last year. Part of that shortage was attributed to a mass exodus of teachers through the Deferred Retirement Option Program."But it is very stressful," said Teddra… → Read More

Magistrate recommends 2% raise for Polk teachers

A special magistrate on Monday recommended that the Polk County School District give its teachers, paraeducators and support staff a 2 percent wage increase. → Read More

Magistrate recommends 2% raise for Polk teachers

A special magistrate on Monday recommended that the Polk County School District give its teachers, paraeducators and support staff a 2 percent wage increase. → Read More

Special magistrate recommends 2% salary increase for Polk teachers

BARTOW — A special magistrate on Monday recommended that the Polk County School District give its teachers, paraeducators and support staff a 2 percent wage increase.That was one of a handful of recommendations on issues the Polk Education Association and the district have been arguing for more than a year in 2016-17 bargaining negotiations."We are pleased all the way around," PEA President… → Read More

Polk School Board member wants policy to prevent problems from romance

Polk County School Board member Billy Townsend wants a policy that prevents employees in romantic relationships from supervising each other. → Read More