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The District Communications Department supports the flow of internal and external communications as well as the growth of community-based networks for sustainable partnerships.  St. Lucie Public Schools and our community are closely linked, and through vibrant partnerships, the characteristics of a world class quality education system will be realized and promoted.

Media Guidelines

St. Lucie Public Schools supports positive, safe, and secure learning environments. We take the safety and privacy of our students, teachers, and all District personnel very seriously.

St. Lucie Public Schools will make every reasonable effort to provide information that is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov.

Please note that access to school properties including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones may not be granted without prior consent or invitation by the Superintendent or his designee. For inquiries, please contact the District Communications Office at 429-5544.

Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.

Media inquiries, requests for statistics, records, etc. should be submitted to the District’s Legal Department. In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation, St. Lucie Public Schools will respect the investigation process and defer comments to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state and federal law enforcement, and/or fire districts.

We look forward to working with you in a mutually respectful environment that honors both your mission and ours.

Press Releases

  • Student Chef Cook-Off This Tuesday
    by Kerry Padrick on April 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      FORT PIERCE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Child Nutrition Services Department in collaboration with the High School Culinary Arts Program will host the premier Student Chef Cook-Off at Fort Pierce Central High School Cafeteria on April 17, 2018 from 4-6 pm. The Tasting and Awards portion begins at 5:30 pm.   The…Click the title to read more... […]

  • A Test Drive Today Will Help Students Tomorrow
    by Kerry Padrick on March 29, 2018 at 3:43 am

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – On Saturday April 21, test drive a new Buick and help Port St. Lucie High School (PSLHS) located at 1201 SE Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie receive up to $10,000. Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce will have new Buick vehicles at the school for this Test Drive Event…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Awards Announced for STEM, Civics, and History Achievement
    by Kerry Padrick on March 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – High honors for outstanding achievement and recognition for students who are progressing to regional and state level competitions were announced at St. Lucie Public Schools Awards Events. Family and friends gathered to celebrate as award winners were announced for the recent St. Lucie County Science and Engineering Fair-STEM Competition,…Click the title to read more... […]

  • The Stars Line Up For Charity at Southport Middle School
    by Kerry Padrick on March 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – An all-star lineup promises to score big for the Southport Middle School (SPMS) National Junior Honor Society’s (NJHS) cancer awareness fundraising efforts. Impressed with the students’ efforts to fundraise, Southport’s lead basketball coach Kerry Parks pledged to help support NJHS’s efforts by donating additional proceeds from the Annual Hoops for…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Unified Track Meet Brings Student Athletes Together
    by Kerry Padrick on March 5, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Runners will take their mark on Thursday, March 8, 2018, for this year’s Unified Track Meet scheduled for 3:00 PM. Here, participants with and without intellectual disabilities partner to form teams representing Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, and Treasure Coast High Schools.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Students Provided Another Way to Say Something When They See Something
    by Kerry Padrick on February 23, 2018 at 12:33 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – As part of our continued partnership with Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers on crime prevention and crime detection, St. Lucie Public Schools, Crime Stoppers, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to heighten awareness among students and staff about the Crime Stoppers program as yet another way of supporting safe…Click the title to read more... […]

  • National History Day Competition Projects Judged February 20th
    by Kerry Padrick on February 15, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Over two hundred finalists will present their projects to judges on Tuesday, February 20th in hopes of besting the pool of entries and having the chance to move on to the state-level competition. A variety of entries focused on this year’s theme of “Conflict and Comparison in History” will be…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Distinguished Educators and Support Staff Winners Announced at Night of…
    by Kerry Padrick on February 11, 2018 at 3:32 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – On Saturday, February 10, education’s shining stars walked the red carpet during the annual St. Lucie County Education Foundation’s Night of the Stars gala.  This annual event was broadcast live from Lincoln Park Academy’s grand auditorium. Each of the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) distinguished honorees representing their respective schools…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Shareef Among Nation’s Most Promising Young Scientists
    by Kerry Padrick on February 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Lincoln Park Academy Senior Haniya Shareef has been named a finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Each of the 40 finalists will receive at least $25,000 in awards, and selection from the pool of highly…Click the title to read more... […]

    by Kerry Padrick on February 4, 2018 at 11:49 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools seventh graders don’t just talk about perceived problems in the community, they seek solutions and find ways to put their plans into action in this year’s Project Citizen Showcase.   Distinguished judges from area municipalities, research centers, and community organizations will speak to students about their…Click the title to read more... […]


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  • Kerry Padrick
    • Chief Communications Officer
    • 772-429-5544 Office
    • kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org
    • Temporary Location:Allapattah Flats K-8, 12051 NW Copper Creek Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
  • Janice Sizemore
    • Executive Assistant
    • 772-429-5544 Office
    • janice.sizemore@stlucieschools.org
    • Temporary Location:Allapattah Flats K-8, 12051 NW Copper Creek Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
  • Craig Jerome
    • TV Manager Media Services Department / Powered by the ITS Department
    • 772-468-5160 Office
    • craig.jerome@stlucieschools.org
    • 532 N. 13th Street Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34950

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