The Finance Department, under the direction of Chief Financial Officer- Michelle Thomas, is responsible for the overall coordination and administration of the district’s budgetary and fiscal matters, financial planning, accounts payable and payroll.

Payment Inquires

Payments for purchase orders will be made by the Accounts Payable department within 45 days, from the date approved invoice is received in Accounting. Since payment cannot be made until delivery is confirmed, the vendors should obtain and retain proof of delivery in case it is needed to resolve a dispute. No payments will be issued prior to receipt and acceptance of goods and services by authorized district representatives.

In order to avoid payment delays, vendors must ensure that the following procedures are followed at all times:

  • Obtain a copy of the purchase order form prior to providing goods or services;
  • Always include the purchase order number on the face of the invoice;
  • E-Mail or mail invoices for purchases directly to Accounts Payable at the following address:

St. Lucie County Public Schools
Attn: Accounts Payable
9461 Branywine Lane
Port St Lucie, FL 34986

  • In order to expedite the payment process, all invoices should include as much billing detail as possible (e.g., invoice number, P.O. number, item description, unit price, quantity shipped, total price, etc.) and follow the same line item number sequence established by the purchase order; and
  • If an invoice in connection with a purchase order generated by the District is not paid within 45 days, please contact Accounts Payable at (772) 429-3985 for detailed information.

Payment Options

The District offers vendors three forms of payment;

  1. ePayables (utilizing the vendor’s established Merchant Account) ePayables Info
  2. ACH payments (direct deposit into vendor’s bank account) ACH Form
  3. Check (sent via mail)