Three St. Lucie County public schools were recgonized at the August 14, 2012, St. Lucie County School Board meeting for continuously maintaining accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI) for 25 years. Windmill Point Elementary, Village Green Environmental Studies, and Northport K-8 Schools were presented a plaque to commemorate the achievement. While the highly regarded accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, accreditation also examines the whole institution — the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders — to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students. Pictured, from left, with their school’s plaques are Windmill Point Elementary principal Jonetha Maness, Village Green Environmental Studies School principal Aretha Vernette, and Northport K-8 principal Glenn Rustay.
To save money and printing resources, the annual St. Lucie School Board Student Code of Conduct booklet, which outlines expectations and consequences for students and parents, will be available electronically on the district website. An electronic copy of the Code can be located online at http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/pdf/codeofconduct.pdf. If parents require a paper copy of the Code, they can indicate in the online form, sign and return to the district office, and one will be provided to their child. Paper copies are also available upon request at the child’s school and at the District Administration Office located at 4204 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. District Administrative Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This Code has been adopted to help students gain the greatest possible benefit from his/her school experience. Parents/guardians are responsible for the actions of their children and should be involved in the education of their children. Parents will be notified at school open house events, as well as via email notices and automated telephone calls.