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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Piscopo Honored a State Finalist for Assistant Principal of the Year
    by Kerry Padrick on March 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to share the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) announcement that Dan McCarty Middle School Assistant Principal Samantha Piscopo was named as one of the State’s five finalists for the 2019 District Assistant Principal of the Year!   “To be recognized as a State…Click the title to read more... […]

  • FPWHS Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
    by Kerry Padrick on March 14, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Westwood High School has earned the first College Board AP®Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Media Release: FPCHS Culinary Awards
    by Kerry Padrick on March 8, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – On Saturday March 2, 2019, four Fort Pierce Central High School students, Sarahi Fraga, McClintock Hoeffner, Luz Martinez, and Hope Thomas, won third place in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Management Competition, sponsored by the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality & Tourism. In this statewide…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Media Release: Science Fair Awards
    by Kerry Padrick on March 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The 31st Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair was host to over 240 middle and high school student projects. In the wide array of quality projects submitted, judges identified the top projects in each category based on rigorous rubrics accessing content and process.   PLACE AWARDS   Animal Science…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Media Release: FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title
    by Kerry Padrick on March 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Fort Pierce Central High School’s Wrestling Team won its first Regional Wrestling Title since 1995. The 3A Region 3 Champs qualified 11 athletes for the state tournament. That is the most qualifiers in school’s 49-year history, and it ties for the most in St. Lucie County History.  Coach Seidel said, “It’s…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Number of PBIS Model Schools Continues to Grow
    by Kerry Padrick on February 19, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) announced that 25 schools of distinction are recognized as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Model Schools – an increase of three from last years’ pool of honorees.  The University of South Florida (USF), manager of the PBIS Project for the State of Florida, provided…Click the title to read more... […]

  • HealthierUS Award Designated to Select St. Lucie Public Schools
    by Kerry Padrick on February 19, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness has awarded select schools as recipients of the HealthierUS School Challenge. The HealthierUS Schools Challenge is a voluntary certification initiative created to promote healthier school environments through the encouragement of nutrition and physical activity. Silver Awards CA…Click the title to read more... […]

  • 3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair
    by Kerry Padrick on February 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to bring opportunities to students for college and career success. On January 24, the school district hosted 18 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Hispanic serving institutions (HSI) at the 3rd Annual HBCU/HSI College Fair. Students entered the fair prepared with resumes, test scores,…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Education’s Shining Stars Announced
    by Kerry Padrick on February 18, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — In a live broadcast from Lincoln Park Academy on Saturday, February 9, 2019, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Makeda-Ione Brome took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year. She is an instructional…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) Teacher Honored
    by Kerry Padrick on February 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Andrew Gekoskie, Instrumental Music Teacher at Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) was recently selected as a Conn-Selmer VIP by the Conn-Selmer Education Division as one of the leading music educators in the country.  The six music educators selected from throughout the country collaborated regarding methods and current music…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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