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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Afterschool Activities Are in the Spotlight
    by Kerry Padrick on September 20, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools unites with other communities across the nation for a two-day spotlight on afterschool programs and activities during the 3rd annual Lights On Afterschool showcase.  Over 30 program coordinators from across St. Lucie County representing a variety of interests from academic and athletic to artistic will rally for…Click the title to read more... […]

    by Kerry Padrick on September 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    St. LUCIE COUNTY – According to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) District officials, students and staff will recoup valuable instructional time lost during Hurricane Irma. On September 27, 2017, the early dismissal schedule reverts back to a regular school-day schedule, and the October 27, 2017 student holiday now becomes a regular school day as well.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Students Receive Free Meals in Wake of Hurricane Irma
    by Kerry Padrick on September 18, 2017 at 2:03 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Every St. Lucie Public School (SLPS) student, regardless of previous lunch eligibility status, has the option to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day they attend school from September 18 through October 20, 2017. This, according to St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Director Deborah Wuest, is to accommodate…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Schools Open Monday and Student Assignment Stands Ready to Serve
    by Kerry Padrick on September 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm

     ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will resume normal operations on Monday, September 18. The bells will sound on time, normal transportation will pick back up, before- and after-school activities will continue, and the District’s Student Assignment Office will be open and prepared to support families from this community and from other…Click the title to read more... […]

    by Kerry Padrick on September 13, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) remains dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of students. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students (pre-K through age 18) on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at the following school locations: Bayshore Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary, Northport K–8, Samuel S. Gaines K-8 Academy,…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Local Educator Receives Elementary Economics Teaching Award And Is Invited to Present Best…
    by Kerry Padrick on September 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Jacqueline Baptiste-Harris, a first grade teacher at Village Green Environmental Studies School, is making a difference that “exemplifies the importance of economic and financial education critical to students’ future success,” according to the Council for Economic Education. This accolade was paired with the announcement that she is a recipient of the…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Ziemba Named Innovative Leader in Distance Learning
    by Kerry Padrick on August 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Jeanne Ziemba, principal of St. Lucie Public School’s (SLPS) Mosaic Digital Academy, will attend this year’s Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA) annual conference on September 15th as an honoree for the Innovative Leader in Distance Learning: K-12award. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Helen Wild explained that this award is established to recognize…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Lincoln Park Academy’s Sebastian Suarez Meets Challenge of the United States Congress
    by Kerry Padrick on August 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Fort Pierce, FL – Sebastian Suarez, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce, earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal.  Established into law in 1979, the Congressional Award was created to honor, encourage, and inspire America’s youth.  To earn the Gold Medal, Suarez completed 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Bargaining Teams Reach Agreement for St. Lucie Public Schools’ CWA
    by Kerry Padrick on August 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) reached a positive agreement with its Communications Workers of America (CWA) partners on Thursday, August 24, for the 2017 – 2020 Contract which includes compensation and benefits for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “We are committed to working together in…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Sanchez Set To Ring Closing Wall Street Bell As Recognized Business Leader
    by Kerry Padrick on August 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm

        ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Dr. Rafael Sanchez, Executive Director of Human Resources for St. Lucie Public Schools, looks forward to ringing the closing bell for NASDAQ in New York City on October 25. This opportunity that many on Wall Street clamor for is a result of his distinguished recognition and receipt of the…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