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    We are now accepting applications for Class I of our Leadership MCPS program.  Leadership MCPS is your opportunity to learn what it takes to educate 43,000 students every school day and gain a new appreciation for the support operations that go on behind the scenes of our front-line teachers.


    Monthly sessions begin in February and will go from 8:30 A.M.. to 2:00 P.M.. at schools and facilities all across the county.  Eight sessions will cover topics such as :


    • How we teach and how students learn
    • School choice
    • A safe and positive learning and working environment
    • Exceptional Student Education
    • Transporting and feeding tens of thousands of students daily
    • How business partners and volunteers help meet critical needs

    Participants must be Marion County residents.  MCPS employees are not eligible to apply.


    Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2022.  Acceptance of Class I participants will be made by Feb. 7, 2022.  There is a $250 enrollment fee for those accepted into the program to cover expenses, including breakfast and lunch for all sessions.


    The session dates for LeadershipMCPS Class 1 are:

    • Friday, Feb. 25
    • Friday, Mar. 25
    • Friday, Apr. 22
    • Friday, May 13
    • Thursday, June 16
    • Thursday, July 14
    • Friday, Aug. 19
    • Friday, Sept. 23
    • Graduation at School Board Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 P.M..


    To apply, complete the online version of the application found here:

    Link to Online Application




    Download the PDF version of the application here:

    Link to Download Application

    After downloading and completing the physical copy of the application, it can either be scanned and emailed to lauren.debick@marion.k12.fl.us or physically mailed to:

    Marion County Public Schools

    ATTN: Community Engagement

    1614 E Fort King Street

    Ocala, FL 34471



    For more information, call the Community Engagement officer at 352.671.7759.