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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Dads Take Your Child To School Day
    by Kerry Padrick on September 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    What: St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will celebrate Dads Take Your Child to School Day. Dads Take Your Child to School Day is a statewide initiative of the Florida Department of Education to encourage fathers and male role models to become involved in the education of their children as a means for increasing student achievement.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • CALLING ALL DADS – Take Your Child to School Day
    by Kerry Padrick on September 13, 2018 at 9:37 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) invites fathers and male caregivers to come back to school! On Wednesday, September 26, a movement across the state of Florida will be put into motion whereby fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to bring their child to school, sign a pledge of involvement, and…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Purchases Reading Horizons to Improve Reading Performance
    by Kerry Padrick on September 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Ahead of recently passed legislation, the district will implement state-approved reading instructional materials in all 26 of its elementary schools. (Port St. Lucie, FL) September 11, 2018 —  St. Lucie Public Schools in Florida has purchased Reading Horizons, a leading provider of literacy solutions, for all 26 of its elementary schools for this school year.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • The Good News Gets Even Better for SLPS
    by Kerry Padrick on September 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    St. Lucie County, FL –  In a letter addressed to St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent E. Wayne Gent, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced that a review of school grade data and supporting documentation for Oak Hammock K-8 School resulted in a grade recalculation.  The school, previously designated as a B, now bears the distinction…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Gretchan Davenport Receives Fulbright Award
    by Kerry Padrick on August 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Gretchan Davenport of St. Lucie West K-8 School (SLWK8) has been offered a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms grant. She is one of approximately 76 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the program…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded AdvancED School System Accreditation
    by Kerry Padrick on August 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced that St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) has been awarded accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).  These…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Local Realtors Rally to Support Homeless Students
    by Kerry Padrick on August 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    PORT ST. LUCIE – The Realtors of the Palm Beaches, Treasure Coast Office (RAPB) and their affiliates heard about a local need and answered the call in a big way! Kylee Fuhr, homeless liaison for St. Lucie Public Schools works with homeless students and networks with local businesses and organizations to garner support.  “They (RAPB)…Click the title to read more... […]

  • SLWCHS Presented with $6,000 Check
    by Kerry Padrick on August 16, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Mrs. Sheila Cash from Garber Buick GMC presented St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Principal Andrea Popwell with a check for over $6,000.00 during this month’s School Board Meeting.  The money raised came from Garber’s  Drive for Education campaign to support our community’s students. Community partners in education are vital to the overall success of…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Announces School Sites Slated to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch for…
    by Kerry Padrick on July 30, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Pubic Schools (SLPS) today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. All students at the following school sites will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge:   C.A. Moore…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Leah Scheible Makes Waves at the Special Olympics USA Games
    by Kerry Padrick on July 18, 2018 at 6:14 pm

     Leah Scheible, a rising junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, made some waves – of the good kind — at this year’s Special Olympics 2018 USA Games held in Seattle, Washington.   As one of Florida’s 7-member swim team delegation, she took twin silvers in her individual 200 freestyle event and 4X50 freestyle relay, and…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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