Polk County school board approves former Sarasota teacher as new superintendent

Frederick Heid

Polk County Public Schools has chosen a new superintendent after Jacqueline Byrd announced she will retire in June.

In a unanimous vote, the school board approved Frederick Heid to be the new superintendent.

Heid is currently the superintendent at Community Unit School District in Algonquin, Illinois.

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Heid is no stranger to the Bay Area. He began his teaching career at Booker Middle School in Sarasota and was chosen as a Teacher of the Year for the county in 2002.

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