SLPS Education Referendum Passes with 66% of the Vote

SLPS Education Referendum Passes with 66% of the Vote

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 system. High performing students must have high performing teachers, and they must have opportunities to learn on safe and secure campuses,” said Superintendent Gent. He added that students will also benefit from expanded mental health services and important programs afforded to them by this referendum.

“Many people worked hard to help educate the community on the need and the benefits of this referendum,” said School Board Chair Debbie Hawley.   “We appreciate the collaboration and dedication of our employees, union partners, parents, business partners, community groups, and civic organizations.”

This is a four-year referendum, and Gent stressed that funds will only be utilized as they were promised.  He said, “As an added layer of assurance, the District will form an Advisory Committee to provide oversight on expenditures.”

 

Bayshore Says Thanks!

Bayshore Says Thanks!

Bayshore Elementary staff handed out nearly 250 bottles of water to thank their families for supporting the referendum.  The bottles were wrapped with a thank you message that generated smiles and reciprocal thanks.

NPK8 Thanks Our Community

NPK8 Thanks Our Community

Northport teachers, staff, and administrators celebrated the community support and passing of the education referendum.

Thank you…Thank You…Thank You…to all who voted in favor of our children, our teachers, our security, and our future!

Fort Pierce Elks #1520 Support Students

Fort Pierce Elks #1520 Support Students

The generous members of Fort Pierce Elks #1520 have done it again!

Through their focused efforts on supporting students in need, they have donated 150 crock pots which can be used to prepare hot and nourishing meals regardless of the location or mobility status of students and their families.   The Elks #1520 also support weekend food backpack programs, school clothing drives, and school supply donations.

St. Lucie Public Schools greatly appreciates the outpouring of support from this benevolent organization.

 

Safety Fest

Safety Fest

Friends, families, businesses, and organizations came together on Saturday, April 27th for a day of fun, food, festivities, and demonstrations at the 5th Annual Safety Fest held at the Digital Domain Stadium in Port St. Lucie.

The Ft. Pierce Central High School JROTC Color Guard and St. Lucie West Centennial High School Band opened the event by presenting the Colors and playing the National Anthem.  St. Lucie Public Schools was represented by Transportation, FDLRS, Media Services, Magnet School Programs, and General Programs of Study.