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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • CareerSource Research Coast Extends Deadline for Summer of Success
    by LAUREN PECZKO on May 16, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., CareerSource Research Coast (CSRC) has extended their deadline to May 20 for signing up for the annual Summer of Success program. “Summer of Success is a great opportunity for teens to get a taste of various types of employment they may not have known were available to them while earning a paycheck as well as learning financial responsibility with budgeting and saving,” said Brian Bauer, CEO of CSRC. The 2022 Summer of Success internship program is free of charge and open to young adults between the ages of 16 – 21 that reside in St. Lucie ... Read More

  • Education’s Shining Stars Announced
    by Samantha Davis on February 6, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — In a blended virtual and live broadcast on Saturday, February 6, 2021, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County announced this year’s line-up of educational superstars. Lauren Kappler took top honors as St. Lucie County’s Teacher of the Year.  She is a Civics Teacher at West Gate K-8 School.  Joining her in the winner’s category were School Related Employee of the Year, Maria Carley, a School Assessment Clerk from St. Lucie Elementary School, Distinguished Minority Educator of the Year, Mildred Brown, a Criminal Justice Teacher from Ft. Pierce Westwood Academy, ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Graduation Rates Continue to Improve
    by Samantha Davis on January 7, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) earned a graduation rate of 93.2% while the six traditional high schools boasted a rate of 98% for the 2019-2020 school year. These rates exceed the state average of 90%. This is the 4th consecutive year that the graduation rate for SLPS is above 90%. SLPS improved its state ranking to 10th in the state out of 67 districts. Furthermore, St. Lucie Public Schools continues to close the achievement gap as demonstrated by improvement in the graduation rate of Black, Hispanic, and Exceptional Education students. The graduation rate for Black ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Spring 2021 Education Plan Receives DOE Approval
    by Samantha Davis on January 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) recently received approval for its Spring 2021 Education Plan from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).  The plan focuses on the continuation of the District’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan that was approved by the FLDOE at the start of the school year.  Specifically, the  Spring Plan focuses on four areas; Interventions, Communication to Targeted MySchool Online Students, Enhanced Outreach, and Professional Development. Interventions  St. Lucie Public Schools will focus on closing achievement gaps, especially those expanded due to the 2020 spring virtual instruction, and for students who fell behind. After School and ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the STOP School Violence Grant for $496,311
    by Lydia Martin on October 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the STOP School Violence Grant for $496,311 ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded the STOP School Violence grant in the full amount requested, $496,311. This coveted Grant Award, follows other recently obtained, large dollar federal grants. This time, the grant award will fund the Helping Every Adolescent Recover from Trauma Project (The H.E.A.R.T. Project). This project is a unique approach to providing a trauma-responsive environment in two alternative education settings serving students who have experienced trauma as a result of either witnessing or being a victim of violence, requiring an alternative school ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
    by Lydia Martin on December 9, 2019 at 7:35 pm

          For Immediate Release                                                                      November 15, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544     St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools was recently awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant in the amount of $2.82 million over five years from the Florida Department of Education. This grant award follows other recently obtained, large grants.  This time, the grant award will fund a five-year afterschool program and summer academic tutorial, as well as lessons in social emotional learning for students at ... Read More

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant
    by Lydia Martin on December 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm

      For Immediate Release                                                                      November 15, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544   St. Lucie Public Schools Awarded Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was just awarded $408,310 from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) for the Pathways to Career Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Programs Grant. This grant award follows other recently obtained grants.  This time, the grant award will fund pre-apprenticeship programs in Building Construction Technologies and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing. These programs were designed to aid in our continuous effort to fill the skills gap in our ... Read More

  • School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced
    by Lydia Martin on December 4, 2019 at 12:23 pm

      For Immediate Release December 2, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544   School Relate Employee of the Year Finalists Announced   ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Superintendent E. Wayne Gent accompanied by members of the School Board, Education Foundation, and others paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for School Related Employee of the Year (SREY).  Dorena Beckerman, a school assessment clerk at Lawnwood Elementary; Donna Haynes, an executive school secretary at Manatee Academy K8; and Linda Rubenstein, a health paraprofessional at Mariposa Elementary are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this ... Read More

  • Media Release: The Giving Concert
    by Lydia Martin on October 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    For Immediate Release                                                                      October 7, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5532   The Giving Concert Benefits Students in St. Lucie County ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  The eighth annual Giving Concert is planned for Thursday, October 17th at Ft. Pierce Central High School’s Auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. and the concert boasting area choral groups will begin at 7:00 p.m.   The event, sponsored by St. Lucie Public Schools and organized by Choral Director Dr. Rolanda Jones, will benefit Grace Packs which is a weekly weekend ... Read More

  • Media Advisory: Dads
    by Lydia Martin on September 23, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    For Immediate Release                                                                               September 23, 2019 Contact: Lydia Martin Lydia.Martin@stlucieschools.org Phone: 772-429-5544 MEDIA ADVISORY– Dads Take Your Child to School Day 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.  Fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other male role models are invited to take their children to school on September ... Read More

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