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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • George Couros Set to Launch a Spirit of Innovation
    by Lydia Martin on July 18, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – George Couros, leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, is slated to bring his message to staff members of St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) newest magnet schools — Fort Pierce Westwood Academy – The WEST Prep Academy, Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies, and Creative Arts […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Continues to Make Improvements
    by Kerry Padrick on July 11, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    ST. LUCIE County, FL – School grades were released today from the Florida Department of Education, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) continues to make improvements.  As the second highest rated District on the Treasure Coast, SLPS is a high-ranking “B” District with no failing schools. Over the last four years, the School District has […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Seeks Input For 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants
    by Kerry Padrick on July 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to announce it is applying for two separate 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The 21st CCLC program provides afterschool and summer programming to students, with a goal of increasing student academic achievement through tutoring, small-group instruction, personal development, and academic enrichment.&nbs […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Educator Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
    by Kerry Padrick on July 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Fort Pierce Westwood High School’s Makeda-Ione Brome has been nominated for the 2019-2020 national LifeChanger of the Year award.  Brome was nominated by her colleagues for her leadership and selfless dedication. She is dedicated to helping both students and colleagues achieve excellence. Brome, the St. Lucie Public Schools Teacher of […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Seeks Volunteers To Serve On The Referendum Citizens Advisory Committee
    by Kerry Padrick on July 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is looking for residents to serve on the Referendum Citizens Advisory Committee.  The Committee’s sole duty will be to provide oversight to ensure that the referendum funds are used for the purposes described in the referendum ballot language.  On April 23, 2019, voters approved a 1 […]

  • Agreement Reached to Distribute Referendum Funds Earmarked for Teacher Salaries
    by Kerry Padrick on June 4, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – The District and the CTA/CU Negotiations Teams met to begin salary negotiations and have reached a tentative agreement for the utilization of referendum funds earmarked for teacher salaries.  In this tentative agreement, the Board and St. Lucie CTA/CU agree to a four-year provision for all eligible teachers (including new hires) […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Launches Free Resources for Continued Summer Growth
    by Kerry Padrick on June 1, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — The summer months are upon us, and St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide FREE online resources to help all children continue learning throughout the summer.  These resources are part of the “Summer Slide” program which includes engaging web-based resources for students in prekindergarten through grade 12.  According […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools 3rd Grade ELA Scores on the Rise
    by Kerry Padrick on May 28, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Growth continues in St. Lucie Public Schools according to the Florida Department of Education’s release of Grade 3 ELA Scores.  The District saw a four-percentage point increase over last year’s benchmark; furthermore, 62% of the County’s traditional schools increased in the number of students who scored at proficiency levels (Levels […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Kindergarten Online Open Enrollment
    by Kerry Padrick on May 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Kindergarten open enrollment is scheduled to re-open with 24/7 online access.  The registration window will begin on May 20, 2019 and remain open until June 21, 2019.  Students entering kindergarten must be five years on or before September 1, 2019.   According to SLPS Student […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Participates In Summer Food Service Program
    by Kerry Padrick on May 2, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Fort Pierce, Florida – St. Lucie Public Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service Program during the months of June and July.  Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  At open […]

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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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