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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Morningside Elementary School Travels to Washington, D.C. as Florida’s Representative for…
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Morningside Elementary School students are charged for their trip to Washington, D.C. as the Florida Elementary School of the Year for Energy Achievement. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project selected Morningside Elementary as the Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-up.   NEED encourages and rewards student…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Fairlawn Elementary Selected as Beacon Award Recipient
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Representatives from Imagine Nation recently visited Fairlawn Elementary School to bestow congratulations and present Principal Pam Holmes and staff with a special Beacon Award.   Each year, Imagine Nation recognizes top schools across the country that demonstrate stellar usage of Imagine Learning, one of the parent company’s digital language, literacy, and…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools 2017-2018 Graduation Rates Projections and Industry Certifications…
    by Kerry Padrick on June 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Growing by leaps and bounds is the best way to describe St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) graduation rate and industry certification ascent over the last few years. Projections for this year’s graduating class indicate the upward trend will continue. This holds true for industry certification trends as well. The number…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months
    by Kerry Padrick on May 31, 2018 at 12:53 am

    St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals during the summer to children ages 18 and younger. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, eighteen sites across St. Lucie…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Thursday and Friday SLPS Graduation Venue Changes
    by Kerry Padrick on May 23, 2018 at 3:02 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Record-breaking rainfall and predictions for even more rain coming necessitate a change in venue for the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) graduations set for this Thursday and Friday. District officials made the call after closely monitoring the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds. Saturated grounds after days of rain deem the…Click the title to read more... […]

  • ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVES HEALTHY SCHOOLS DESIGNATION
    by Kerry Padrick on May 16, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – For the second consecutive naming period, St. Lucie Public Schools received the distinction of being recognized as one of Florida’s Healthy School Districts. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS), in collaboration with Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK), Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation…Click the title to read more... […]

  • ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVITES YOU TO AN EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE NIGHT
    by Kerry Padrick on May 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INVITES YOU TO AN EXCLUSIVE MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE NIGHT Learn About the New Magnet Program at Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies WHO: Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies (District Staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the magnet application process) WHAT: Microsoft Interactive Night WHEN:…Click the title to read more... […]

  • ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANOTHER PERK TO “STUDENT PERKS”
    by Kerry Padrick on May 15, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      ST. LUCIE COUNTY – “Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee” had just the right blend of innovation and effective programming to receive an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The collaborative venture with St. Lucie County honors students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program by providing…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Local Celebrity Athlete’s Jersey Retired from Gridiron Line-up
    by Kerry Padrick on May 11, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Fort Pierce, FL – Fort Pierce Westwood High School football jersey #32, worn by legendary Oakland Raider Khalil Mack, will move to the distinguished ranks of retirement in a pre-game ceremony at 7 PM on May 17, 2018 at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce.  Fans are invited to show their Panther Pride and celebrate…Click the title to read more... […]

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Staff

  • 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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