2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 13

12 Shannon Gillespie Co-Chair Polk County Public Schools Vision Before 2030, Polk County will have a world- class, fully integrated education system that supports the needs of a vibrant, progressive community. Brett Butler Polk County Public Schools Craig Clevenger Community Volunteer 1 in 6 KNOW? As we enter year two of the pilot, the Strive for Less Than 5™ video will continue to anchor the campaign. The outreach will be expanded to include broader community awareness and volunteer recruitment to support attendance at the schools. Each of the five schools will be provided a variety of campaign materials including a wall mural, posters, outdoor signage and a standardized system to award and incentivize students. Janet Lamoureux Co-Chair Polk County Council PTA Pam Craven, Ph.D. Learning Resource Center Kindergartners were chronically absent last year. That is approximately 157 hours of class time. Kenneth Franklin Early Learning Coalition of Polk County Chandra Frederick Polk County BoCC Matti Friedt Polk County Public Schools 6,292 Amanda Hall Polk County Public Schools K-5th grade students were absent 21 or more days. Sandy Hightower Community Volunteer (Polk County Public Schools) Brenda Johnson Community Volunteer Patty Linder Polk State College Jodi Miller United Way of Central Florida PERCENTAGE OF K-12 STUDENTS WITH 21+ DAYS ABSENT Mel Rowker Community Volunteer 11% 10% 10% 9% Neal Steiger Lakeland North Rotary Club 9% Christopher Sylvester Polk County Public Schools 9% Rolanda Sealey Polk County Public Schools Shandale Terrell Polk County Public Schools Peggy Threlkel Girls Inc. of Winter Haven 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 2016 - 2017 2017-2018 Billy Townsend Polk County School Board