PCHS Civics Students pictured with Board of Commissioners Chairman Ted Owens, Interim County Manager Marche Pittman, Planning and Zoning Director Cathy Ruth, Interim Information Technology Director Bruce Yelton, EMS Director Michael Crater and PCHS teacher Jenny Wolfe. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)
PCHS Civics Students pictured with Board of Commissioners Chairman Ted Owens, Interim County Manager Marche Pittman, Planning and Zoning Director Cathy Ruth, Interim Information Technology Director Bruce Yelton, EMS Director Michael Crater and PCHS teacher Jenny Wolfe. (photo submitted by Jenny Wolfe)

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PCHS students learn about local government

Published 10:00pm Thursday, May 1, 2014

As part of their local government studies, Polk County High Civics and Government classes visited several County government offices including; Clerk of Court, Board of Elections, Register of Deeds and Tax Office.
Deputy Clerk Bob Holbert helped facilitate the field trip, highlighted by a back-stage tour of the Chambers and one on one conversation with District Court Judge Peter Knight of the 29B District.
Retired PCHS teacher Bruce Odel was on hand to facilitate as well as serving as Bailiff.
Officers with the Sheriff’s Office visited their PCHS classroom to discuss local law enforcement services.
Several local government representatives also visited presenting information, leading discussions and even brought a piece of our local Emergency Medical Services Department right to our doorstep.
Studies of local businesses and economic development will conclude the school year as entrepreneurs and County developers will be on hand to discuss growth and preservation.
– article submitted
by Jenny Wolfe

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