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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Here Comes the Bus App for Parents
    by Kerry Padrick on November 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is extending the adoption of an innovative mobile device app and website entitled Here Comes the Bus.  Five more schools are coming on board with this user friendly tool that allows parents and authorized caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Student Perks Brewing Up Business
    by Kerry Padrick on November 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – A work skills opportunity that began percolating last year for students in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program is brewing again this year with bold expectations.  On Tuesday, November 28, the student-run enterprise known as Student Perks will begin selling coffee, pastries, fresh fruit, and…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Honored as One of Best Places to Work
    by Kerry Padrick on November 6, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – With over 5,400 employees, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. This announcement came amid cheers from staff members at the 16th Annual Best Places to Work St. Lucie County Awards Ceremony held on November 1st and hosted by the…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Albritton Earns Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) Credential
    by Kerry Padrick on November 6, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Kimberly Albritton was recently notified by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) that she has earned the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential.   Albritton, St. Lucie Public Schools coordinator for business services, was among 82 professionals who successfully completed the CPPB examination.  Initially established in 1979 as the…Click the title to read more... […]

    by Kerry Padrick on November 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – On Saturday November 11, test drive a new Buick and help St. Lucie West Centennial High School located at 1485 Cashmere Boulevard 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 from…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Social Studies Teachers Recognized for Excellence at Annual Conference
    by Kerry Padrick on November 1, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY –  Social Studies educators from Pensacola to Key West made their way to Palm Harbor, Florida for the 60th Annual Florida Council for Social Studies Conference. Amid their peers, St. Lucie Public Schools educators were honored for teaching excellence. In an awards dinner celebration that carried the conference theme of “Honoring the…Click the title to read more... […]

  • 9th Annual Frances K. Sweet Veterans Day Celebration
    by Kerry Padrick on October 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  Principal Juanita Wright along with Frances K. Sweet Elementary (FKS) students and staff invite veterans to the 9th Annual Veterans Day Celebration slated for Friday, November 3, 2017.  This time-honored celebration of distinguished service men and women is held on the school’s campus located at 1400 Avenue Q in Fort…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Three Area Schools Distinguished
    by Kerry Padrick on October 18, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Lincoln Park Academy, Palm Point Research School at Tradition, and West Gate K-8, have been distinguished by the Florida’s State Board of Education as Schools of Excellence. To be eligible, schools must have an A or a B for each of the last three years and rank in the 80th percentile…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Outstanding School Leaders of the Year Named
    by Kerry Padrick on October 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Wide eyes, smiles and tributes to the efforts of school staffs were the common threads that bound Principal Traci Wilke and Assistant Principal Marcy Luckey as they were surprised with the news that they are this year’s Outstanding Principal and Assistant Principal for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS). Superintendent E. Wayne…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Just for the Record, We’re Going Quackers Over Reading
    by Kerry Padrick on October 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and PNC Bank are united in a partnership to join with over 2 million others across the globe on October 19, 2017, to highlight the importance of literacy and Read for the Record. This is an annual campaign that includes classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes…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