Local Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — Fashioned after a red-carpet celebration, the three St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Teacher of the Year Finalists were announced today and supported with a backdrop of cheers from the surprised candidates’ students and colleagues. Makeda-Ione Brome (Fort Pierce Westwood High School), Cheri V. Maxon (Southern Oaks Middle School), and Jami…

FLORIDA HEALTHY SCHOOL DISTRICT DESIGNATION AWARDED TO ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) is designated as a silver-level Florida Healthy School District for a second consecutive term. The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation recognized the District’s honor during the December School Board…

Compensation Agreements Reached for All Employees

The School Board of St. Lucie County and all bargaining units have reached agreements regarding salary compensation for the 2018-2019 school year. Returning CTA employees will receive an $850 retention supplement.  Their retro portion of this $850 (representing 7/1/18 through current) will be distributed by 12/19/18 and should equal approximately half of the negotiated supplement…

St. Lucie Public Schools Launches New STEAM and Emerging Technology Programs with LEGO®…

WHO:  St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will launch new STEAM and emerging technology programs with LEGO® Education Solutions.   WHAT: You are invited to create and innovate in these unique Makerspaces.  Nearly 3,000 kindergarten through high school students will participate in the programs, bringing first-of-its-kind hands-on learning opportunities to students in St. Lucie Public Schools.…

zSpace Is Coming to Town

I have a fun story opportunity that I thought you might be interested in. It’s happening this Thursday at Fort Pierce Westwood and Samuel S. Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies and again on Friday at Oak Hammock K-8 and Windmill Point Elementary.   The zSpace virtual reality school bus will be parked outside of our scheduled schools…

Ortiz Recognized for Excellence

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – Carmen Ortiz, Risk Management Specialist for St. Lucie Public Schools, bears the distinction of this year’s Outstanding Risk Manager in the Employer category. The news came at the 7th annual IN TOUCH Excellence Awards Gala. The award recognizes outstanding performance in the workers’ compensation industry. “I’m just so honored,” said…

Hop Aboard a Virtual Reality School Bus

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Public Schools welcomes the arrival of an innovative mobile classroom scheduled to stop by four school sites so students, teachers, and community members can discover how hundreds of K-12 school districts, universities and medical schools are effectively incorporating virtual reality into their lesson plans and curriculum. On Thursday,…

Compensation Agreement Reached

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL — It is no secret that the Florida Legislature did not provide adequate funding this year for Florida’s public schools. The St. Lucie CTA/CU and the District have worked together to get the most out of exhausted funding options stretched thin by legislative shortfalls and unfunded mandates. Both parties agree that…