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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • 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... […]

  • Ron Clark Takes the Stage at Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie
    by Kerry Padrick on July 16, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – Ron Clark, 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, two-time New York Times Bestselling author, subject of a television movie, and founder of The Ron Clark Academy will take the stage at St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie (CAST) on July 30.  He will kick off…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Makes Great Strides in Academic Performance
    by Kerry Padrick on July 2, 2018 at 11:52 am

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –  St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) has continued the positive trends with today’s Department of Education release of school grades. SLPS strengthened its B rating, gaining 38 points to 664 and earning a top third district ranking in the state, now ranked 22nd among districts moving up from 32nd in 2017. …Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Found the Right Fit for Students in Project Search
    by Kerry Padrick on June 26, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) need look no further. District officials found what they were looking for in Project SEARCH – a supportive and collaborative community-based program providing students with disabilities real world work experiences in high-turnover, entry-level positions with an end goal of securing employment after a year-long internship.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • COMMITMENT TO TECHNICAL AND MECHANICAL TRAINING ENHANCES SAFETY
    by Kerry Padrick on June 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools mechanics were among 106 who gathered from 34 of Florida’s school districts to successfully complete an intensive four-day training held in Daytona Beach last week. Training was provided by professional instructors from Cummins, Allison, Stemco, NAPA, Braun, Ricon, and the three major school bus suppliers in Florida.…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Academic Trends Continue to Climb in St. Lucie Public Schools
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Department of Education released a battery of scores today that reflects good news as more St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) students passed the State ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies exams at higher rates this year. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent attributes the growth to the individualized support students receive from…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Morningside Elementary School Travels to Washington, D.C. as Florida’s Representative for…
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Morningside Elementary School students are charged for their trip to Washington, D.C. as the Florida Elementary School of the Year for Energy Achievement. The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project selected Morningside Elementary as the Florida Elementary School of the Year and National Elementary School Runner-up.   NEED encourages and rewards student…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Fairlawn Elementary Selected as Beacon Award Recipient
    by Kerry Padrick on June 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Representatives from Imagine Nation recently visited Fairlawn Elementary School to bestow congratulations and present Principal Pam Holmes and staff with a special Beacon Award.   Each year, Imagine Nation recognizes top schools across the country that demonstrate stellar usage of Imagine Learning, one of the parent company’s digital language, literacy, and…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools 2017-2018 Graduation Rates Projections and Industry Certifications…
    by Kerry Padrick on June 1, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Growing by leaps and bounds is the best way to describe St. Lucie Public Schools’ (SLPS) graduation rate and industry certification ascent over the last few years. Projections for this year’s graduating class indicate the upward trend will continue. This holds true for industry certification trends as well. The number…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months
    by Kerry Padrick on May 31, 2018 at 12:53 am

    St. Lucie Public Schools Provides Nutritionally Balanced Meals During Summer Months ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is pleased to provide nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals during the summer to children ages 18 and younger. According to SLPS Director of Child Nutrition Services Deborah Wuest, eighteen sites across St. Lucie…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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