ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL – St. Lucie Pubic Schools (SLPS) today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. All students at the following school sites will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge:

 

C.A. Moore Elementary School
Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie
Dale Cassens Educational Complex
Dan McCarty Middle School
Forest Grove Middle School
Fort Pierce Westwood High School
Lakewood Park Elementary School
Lawnwood Elementary School
Northport K-8
Parkway Elementary School
Performance Based Preparatory Academy
Samuel Gaines Academy for Emerging Technologies
Savanna Ridge Elementary School
St. Lucie Elementary School
Weatherbee Elementary School
White City Elementary School

 

According to Child Nutrition Services Program Manager Deborah Wuest, the identification of SLPS campuses benefiting from this service is determined based on the percent of students qualifying for the Free and Reduced Lunch program.  “We are committed to providing for the nutritional needs of all students on all of our campuses.  Free and reduced lunch opportunities for qualifying candidates are available on all SLPS campuses throughout the County.  For students attending schools not on this list, we encourage  parents and guardians to apply online at www.stlucieschools.org.”   For additional information, contact St. Lucie Public Schools Child Nutrition Services Program at 772.429.6224 or stop by the office located at 2202 Avenue Q, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent.  As a B rated District ranked in the top third of Florida’s districts, there are no failing schools, and SLPS has the distinction of being recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

About the U.S. Department of Agriculture

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail:      U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax:      (202) 690-7442; or

email:   program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.