Florida Statutes Section 295.057 provides for Veterans’ Preference for eligible veterans and family members in employment appointment, retention, reinstatement, reemployment, and promotion. Please note that preference will not be awarded retroactively. In order to assert Veterans’ preference when applying for any position, please email Becky Harrelson at BHarrelson@hardee.k12.fl.us or Michele Polk at MPolk@hardee.k12.fl.us in the Human Resources Department. To assert Veterans’ Preference, you will be required to submit a copy of the DD214 form or equivalent certification from the Veterans’ Administration which will remain on file in the Human Resources Department.