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Faces and recognizable images of persons under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.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

  • 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…Click the title to read more... […]

  • 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…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Venue Change for April 30 School Board Public Hearing
    by Kerry Padrick on April 26, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – The venue for the St. Lucie County School Board Public Hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 8:30 a.m. has changed to Fort Pierce Central High School’s auditorium located at 4101 S. 25th Street in Fort Pierce. The original location was slated for Allapattah Flats K-8 School. The new location will…Click the title to read more... […]

  • St. Lucie Public Schools Education Referendum Passes with 66% of the Vote
    by Kerry Padrick on April 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board members thank St. Lucie County voters and community members for supporting the education referendum with a 66% vote. “The record number of returned ballots and support from our community speaks volumes to the value placed on a quality public…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Media Release: St. Lucie Public Schools Education Referendum Passes
    by Kerry Padrick on April 24, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent E. Wayne Gent and School Board members thank St. Lucie County voters and community members for supporting the education referendum with a 66% vote. “The record number of returned ballots and support from our community speaks volumes to the value placed on a quality public school education…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Commissioner’s Academic Challenge
    by Kerry Padrick on April 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL  — In a competitive academic competition, local high school teams competed for top honors and individual team members vied for a seat on the prestigious Team St. Lucie – an elite six-member team representing St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) at the 34th Annual Commissioner’s Academic Challenge. This state competition took place…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Media Release: Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is…
    by Kerry Padrick on April 15, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for…Click the title to read more... […]

  • CAST Teacher Among Elite Group to Attend Geosciences Camp
    by Kerry Padrick on April 14, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie’s (CAST) eighth grade science teacher, Aaron Barnes, was selected to represent CAST at Texas A & M University’s G-Camp through their College of Geosciences. The acceptance into this program is an extreme honor as only 50 teachers in the United States are chosen for this opportunity. G-Camp…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Morningside Elementary’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Takes First in State and Is Headed to World…
    by Kerry Padrick on April 14, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools is proud to announce that Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team won first place at the state competition and is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 21 – May 26 in Lansing, Michigan. MSE’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for…Click the title to read more... […]

  • Successful Student Work Skills Program Grows
    by Kerry Padrick on April 5, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    FORT PIERCE, FL – “Student Perks: It’s More Than Coffee.”  This slogan, used to promote a student-run enterprise known as Student Perks, rings true for those who instituted a work skills opportunity that began percolating four years ago in the St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. The original Student Perks location, run by…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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