With over 5,400 employees, St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) was recognized as one of St. Lucie County’s Best Places to Work. This is the second year in a row the School District has received this honor in the “Large Employer” (over 200 employees) category. The announcement was accompanied by cheers from staff members at the 17th Annual Best Places to Work St. Lucie County Awards Ceremony held on October 25th and hosted by the St. Lucie County Human Resources Association and Personnel Dynamics.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jon Prince accepted the award on behalf of the District and commended the dedicated team of professionals whose mission it is to support students’ and their escalating achievement. He said, “Over the past three years, the District has made unprecedented gains in graduation rates and academic achievement.” He added that the individuals who work with children every day, take to heart the challenge of making school the very best part of each student’s day.
Winning the distinction of Best Places to Work enhances the District’s recruitment brand and model which integrate support functions that correlate to its mission and vision. Determining factors for SLPS’s repeat recognition include robust professional training programs, a valued new teacher induction and support program, unique recruitment and retention efforts, and a valued retirement program.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students as the highest-ranking District on the Treasure Coast and fifth in Florida with a graduation rate of 90.1 percent. As a B rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS is ranked among the top one-third of Florida’s districts for student achievement. The District also 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.