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Human Resources

Director: George Kelly


Thank you for your interest in the Hardee County School District.

Human Resources handles such duties as Personnel, Certification, Staff Development, as well as health insurance

You may wish to visit our job vacancy page which provides updated information on current  job vacancies within the district.

If you are interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher, please click here.

For a state mandated listing of Out of Field Teachers, please click here

For more detailed information please follow the links to the left of this page.


Sheena Benbow -Personnel & Insurance Secretary
Becky Harrelson-Certification & Inservice Secretary



American Sport Education Program

Hardee County School District, in partnership with the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), is proud to offer ASEP online courses
to certify coaches in your distric t
and to earn the Florida Department of Education Athletic Coaching Endorsement. 

For more Information visit here
Along with the following flyer here


Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators Online Opportunity for K-12 Educators

The Florida Tobacco Prevention Training Program for Florida Educators for School Year is open for registration.  This course is eligible for 30 or 60 points depending on which course you choose.  There is no cost and is completely online.  Click here for the flyer with basic information or click here for the website and registration information.



The Hardee County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access of its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

Teresa Hall
Director of Student Academic Services
230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
863-767-0662, ext. 1310

George Kelly
Director of Human Resources
1009 N 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL, 33873

Hardee County School Board Rule 2.43 NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Hardee County School Board adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educational programs, activities, benefits, and employment practices and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all as required by the following:

(1) No person shall, on the basis of race, national origin, sex, handicap, color, religion, age, or marital status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices of the Hardee County School Board.

General Statutory Authority: 120.52, 120.53. 120.54, 120.55, 230.220, 230.23, 228.2001, 230.22(2), 230.23(17) F.S. Specific Statutory Authority: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination Act of 1967; Sec. 228.2001, 228.041, 228.2001, 230.23(5); 230.23005(11) F. S.; 34CFR200.43(c), P.L. 201-44 Code of Federal Register, 34 C.F.R ss 108.9 (Boy Scouts Act) Policy Against Sexual Harassment or Other Forms of Harassment Prohibited by Law
A. The School Board desires to maintain an academic and work environment in which all employees, volunteers, and students are treated with respect and dignity. A vital element of this atmosphere is the Board’s commitment to equal opportunities and the prohibition of discriminatory practices. The board’s prohibition against discriminatory practices includes prohibitions against sexual harassment, or any other form of harassment based upon a person’s membership in a protected class and specifically prohibited by applicable state or federal law. The School Board forbids sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment, of any employee, student, volunteer or visitor. The Board will not tolerate sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment by any of its employees, students, volunteers or agents.

B. The prohibition against discrimination including sexual and other forms of illegal harassment shall also apply to non-employee volunteers who work subject to the control of school authorities, and to all vendors or service providers who have access to School Board facilities.

For complete procedures on Non-Discrimination, Non-Harassment, and Grievances, contact any school administrator or the Equity Contacts listed above.




Reasonable accommodations are available for persons with disabilities to complete the application and/or interview process.

Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the District’s ADA Officer at the following address for assistance:

George Kelly, Director of Human Resources 
Office Address:  1009 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone Number:  863-773-9058


Our Vision:
Empower and inspire all students for success.

Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communication to or from our state officials regarding
state business are public records that are available to the public and media upon request.