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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • School Grades Spike and the District Grade Increases
    by Kerry Padrick on June 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Twenty-one schools, more than half of St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS), saw an increase in school grades and the District grade jumped to a B — the second highest District on the Treasure Coast in total points earned according to reports released by the Florida Department of Education.   “The data continues…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Summertime Is a Good Time for A Nutritious Meal
    by Kerry Padrick on June 26, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – While summertime may bring up thoughts of vacation and relaxation, it is not a good time to take a break from nutrition. That’s why St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly supports the summer meals programs for kids eighteen and under. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, “Children…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Students Showcase Talents at International and State Competitions
    by Kerry Padrick on June 23, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – As the school year wrapped up, so did the final rounds of academic competitions for science and history. On the international scene, Lincoln Park Academy’s Haniya Shareef reaped a big reward for her plant science project by capturing 4th place in this category. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair draws…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Academic Growth Continues to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools
    by Kerry Padrick on June 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news and supports St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) continued positive student achievement trends. Overall, the District continued its climb in ELA, math, and science. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Students Participate in Youth Leadership Forum
    by Kerry Padrick on May 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Easton Santoro of Fort Pierce Central High School and Megan McClain of Port St. Lucie High School are Tallahassee bound for this summer’s 2017 Florida Youth Leadership Forum. Both freshman delegates are excited about the opportunity to participate in this Forum designed to bring together students with disabilities in order to…Click the title to read more... […]

    by Kerry Padrick on May 23, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Tallahassee, Fla.—Nicolas Suarez, a St. Lucie County high school student and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) youth advocate, was named the South Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. This is one of the highest awards among the country’s top youth advocates working against tobacco. Nicolas was honored in Washington,…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Positive Trends Continue for Third Grade ELA Scores
    by Kerry Padrick on May 21, 2017 at 11:43 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Florida Department of Education released the Grade 3 ELA Scores, and the percent of Grade 3 students in St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to rise with scores increasing another three percent this year.   Eighteen SLPS had a higher percentage of students with satisfactory scores over last year’s results.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Westwood Culinary Student Has Recipe for Success
    by Kerry Padrick on May 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – The 2017 “Fresh from Florida” Student Chef Cook-Off champions announcement from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services brought cheers from students and staff at Fort Pierce Westwood High School.  ProStart student Sheldon Riley placed second with his Southwestern Chicken and Orzo Salad.   The competition included students in grades nine…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest Winners Announced
    by Kerry Padrick on May 11, 2017 at 7:24 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The winners of the ninth annual Dr. Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest were recognized at the May 9th, 2017, St. Lucie County School Board Meeting. The contest, sponsored by Proctor Construction Company which provides cash prizes for the winning entries, is part of the district’s recognition and celebration of African…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Free Web Resources for Continued Summer Growth
    by Kerry Padrick on May 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The summer months are upon us, and St. Lucie Public Schools is launching a free academic resource to help your child continue to learn and grow throughout the summer. The “Summer Slide” program includes engaging web-based resources for grades PreK through 12 available for use by students, parents, and community organizations…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