St. Lucie Public Schools Ranks 11th in State

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In a report of information compiled annually by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) once again moves closer to the head of the class in regard to top efficiency ratings for cost per capital outlay. In 2014-2015, the District was ranked 11 out of 67 school districts by reducing costs from $201.00 to $197.00. This compares to a ranking of 15 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

This information is compiled annually from the financial data provided by school districts to the FLDOE. According to a memo from the FLDOE, this data is impacted by energy costs and other factors that impact energy expenditures.

Executive Director of Facilities Marty Sanders explained that the cost of utilities may vary for each District, nonetheless, this information is helpful in identifying movement relative to others as Districts continue to strive for greater efficiency. He commended the facilities team by saying, “Great work by all in keeping the power usage under control. The continued diligence in building automation, HVAC maintenance, and facility use team continues to make improvements.” This infrastructure allows for proactive measures that equate to sustainable savings regarding the quality and maintenance of our equipment. Of great support is the facilities automation team that sets automatic controls for turning on and off energy consuming devices such as lights, air conditioning, etc.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

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