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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • Honor Student Cierra Yuhas Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA
    by Kerry Padrick on January 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    PORT St. LUCIE, FL – Cierra Yuhas, a sophomore at Port St Lucie High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 23-25, 2019. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Receives State Recognition for Golden and Silver School Awards
    by Kerry Padrick on January 13, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded 32 schools with the Golden School Award and 13 schools with the Silver School Award. These awards are presented annually to both public elementary and secondary schools with exemplary volunteer programs that…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Grad Rate Increases to 91.8 Percent
    by Kerry Padrick on December 23, 2018 at 11:13 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – For the second year, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) boasts a graduation rate above 90 percent with 1.7 percent growth this year landing the District at 91.8 percent – well above the State average. All comprehensive high schools in the District scored at or above 91.7 percent with an overall…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Afterschool Meals Program at Dale Cassens Educational Complex
    by Kerry Padrick on December 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools announces its intent to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program. The Afterschool Meals Program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in participating afterschool programs.  Snacks and/or meals will be available at no separate…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Afterschool Meals Program at Dale Cassens Educational Complex
    by Kerry Padrick on December 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  St. Lucie Public Schools announces its intent to participate in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Child Care Food Program.  The Afterschool Meals Program is designed primarily to provide nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in participating afterschool programs.  Snacks and/or meals will be available at no separate…Click the title to read more... […]

  • FLORIDA HEALTHY SCHOOL DISTRICT DESIGNATION AWARDED TO ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    by Kerry Padrick on December 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is designated as a silver-level Florida Healthy School District for a second consecutive term. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation recognized the District’s honor during the December School Board…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Donations Pour In For Students From Elks Lodge #1520
    by Kerry Padrick on December 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – Over 600 St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) students received food, clothing, and supplies from generous members of the Elks Lodge #1520 in Fort Pierce.  The December 12th delivery schedule started out promising to serve 3 schools, but as donations poured in, the number of schools quickly grew to 13. This growth…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Launches New STEAM and Emerging Technology Programs with LEGO®…
    by Kerry Padrick on December 14, 2018 at 1:13 am

    New Programs Bring First-Ever STEAM Learning Access to Three Magnet Schools Fort Pierce, Florida – December 13, 2018 – Today, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is proud to announce the launch of new science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and emerging technology programs and makerspaces using LEGO® Education solutions, which include curriculum and professional…Click the title to read more... […]

  • School Related Employee of the Year Finalists Announced
    by Kerry Padrick on December 10, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Today, 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). Dorothy Hall, a paraprofessional at C. A. Moore Elementary (CAM), Susan Helms-Smith, a bookkeeper at St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS), and Kim…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Compensation Agreements Reached for All Employees
    by Kerry Padrick on December 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    The School Board of St. Lucie County and all bargaining units have reached agreements regarding salary compensation for the 2018-2019 school year. Returning CTA employees will receive an $850 retention supplement.  Their retro portion of this $850 (representing 7/1/18 through current) will be distributed by 12/19/18 and should equal approximately half of the negotiated supplement…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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