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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

Facts at a Glance


Press Releases

  • 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... […]

  • FPC Art Students Participate In National Portfolio Day
    by Kerry Padrick on February 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Fort Pierce Central High School students attended National Portfolio Day in downtown Miami – an event specifically for visual artists and designers. Instructor Heather Blackmon championed the opportunity for twelve of her advanced Drawing, Painting, and Photography students to attend and showcase their portfolios, which included mixed medium, photography, digital…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Night of the Stars Gala Scheduled for Saturday, February 10
    by Kerry Padrick on February 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Excitement is in the air as the Annual Night of the Stars gala draws closer. This ticketed event scheduled for Saturday, February 10, at the Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium in Fort Pierce will honor outstanding educational and support staff professionals in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS). A VIP welcome reception is…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Significant Changes Coming to Three SLPS Schools
    by Kerry Padrick on January 27, 2018 at 2:08 am

      ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) bears the distinction of receiving a sizeable federal Magnet School Assistance Program Grant (MSAP) valued at 12.5 million dollars. The District’s winning grant proposal will transform the historic Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts (FPMSA), Samuel S. Gaines Academy (SGA), and Fort Pierce Westwood High…Click the title to read more... […]

  • 30th Annual St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair-STEM Competition Slated for…
    by Kerry Padrick on January 26, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – So, just how can you build a better mouse trap? Or how do you transform wastewater into purified drinking water for pennies per gallon? Come see for yourself as innovation and creation are on display at this year’s 30th annual St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair – STEM Competition…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Academic Challenge Champions Announced
    by Kerry Padrick on January 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      ST. LUCIE COUNTY – On Friday, January 19, students from local high schools competed in a battle of academic with-it-ness that challenged team members’ knowledge of philosophy and humanities, advanced mathematics and scientific theory, as well as a broad range of literature, music, and foreign language. The teams competed for the overall St. Lucie…Click the title to read more... […]


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Kerry Padrick Chief Communications Officer 772-429-5544 Office kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org 4204 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 Janice Sizemore Executive Assistant 772-429-5544 Office janice.sizemore@stlucieschools.org 4204 Okeechobee Road Fort Pierce, FL 34947 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