Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Polk County School Summit Oct 29 at 8am

October 27, 2015

The 2016 Polk County School Summit will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served from 7:30-8:00 a.m., and at a break during the ascent. The Summit will be broadcast by PGTV.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Information Sharing and Dialogue
    • Our Built Environment:
      Residential Growth Trends … The residential market is coming back. Where are projects coming out of the ground?
      School Capacity and Needs … What are the most critical needs and plans to maximize the use of space and aging facilities?
      Capital Funding … What are the prospects for capital funding?
      Sidewalks Near Schools … What are the new requirements and efforts to address hazardous walking conditions?
    • Partnerships
      School Joint Use and Security … The balancing act between joint use agreements and campus security.
  3. Adjournment

Directions

From Lakeland

From Lakeland go to US 92. Follow US 92 east to Berkley Road. Turn left (north) onto Berkley Road and travel approximately 3 miles to the Lake Myrtle Sports Park on the left.

From Winter Haven

(Cypress Gardens Blvd. area) Take Cypress Gardens Blvd. west to US 17. Turn right (north) onto US 17. Follow signs for US 17 to Havendale Blvd. Turn left onto Havendale Blvd. Follow to US 92. Turn left (west) onto US 92. Follow US 92 to Berkley Road. Turn right (north) onto Berkley Road and travel approximately 3 miles to the Lake Myrtle Sports Park on the left.

From Bartow

Take US 98 north to the Polk Parkway. Follow Polk Parkway to exit 18, Old Dixie Highway. At the end of the ramp take a right onto Dixie Highway. Follow Old Dixie to the stop light at Berkley Road. Turn left onto Berkley Road and travel approximately 1.5 miles to the Lake Myrtle Sports Park on the left.

  • The intersection of U.S. 92 and Berkley Road has a Mid Florida, Race Trac, a Chili’s, and a Shell/Circle K station on the corners.