Northport VPK-8 School and Community Welcome Families Back to School!

Northport VPK-8 School on Floresta Drive in Port Saint Lucie welcomed back well over one thousand students on Monday, August 17. The morning was the culmination of a solid week of planning and preparation on the part of the administration, teachers and staff. The students and parents were heralded with the smiling, welcoming faces of so many in the community who wanted to wish the students and families a great start to a fabulous school year. On hand to ring in the 2015-2016 year was new Superintendent of SLPS E. Wayne Gent, SLPS  Chief Communications Officer Kerry Padrick, twenty members … Read More

STAR Award Presented to Orlando Fargas

  St. Lucie Public Schools’ STAR program focuses on celebrating employees who demonstrate exceptional customer service in their endeavor to support the mission and vision of the District. Orlando Fargas was recognized as the recipient of this prestigious award during Tuesday evening’s Board meeting. Congratulations, Orlando! We appreciate all you do. Pictured from left are: Michelle Jerger, Donna Mills, Orlando Fargas, Rose Abbuhl, Carolyn Rarrieck, and E. Wayne Gent

St. Lucie Public Schools and CWA Union Reach Agreement

Through collaborative bargaining efforts, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) and Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 3181 reached an agreement for compensation. “I commend our teams for working diligently to reach an agreement prior to the start of our school year. We appreciate all of our staff members for the contributions they make to the safe and caring learning environments for our students,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. The value of the compensation package for employees who are represented by the CWA is estimated at $663,000.00. The new contract also includes the continued Board contribution of $750.00 to a Health … Read More

Kids at Hope

Dr. Donna Mills, School Board Chair, and E. Wayne Gent, Superintendent, support St. Lucie students participating in a Kids at Hope field trip.  All children are capable of success – no exceptions.

Agreement Reached With St. Lucie Public Schools and Unions

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) reached a positive agreement today with its Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) and Classified Unit (CU) partners. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent stated, “We value the committed educational professionals who dedicate themselves to teaching our students and accelerating their learning. We support them and are pleased to be in a position to enhance the compensation for the important work they do for each child, every day.” This benchmark agreement was reached in partnership with Union leadership. CTA/CU President Vicki Rodriguez said, “I am pleased that we have reached an agreement before the start of school. This is … Read More