ST. LUCIE PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS SERVED MEALS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) remains dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of students. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students (pre-K through age 18) on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at the following school locations: Bayshore Elementary, C.A. Moore Elementary, Northport K–8, Samuel S. Gaines K-8 Academy, St. Lucie Elementary, Village Green Elementary, Weatherbee Elementary, and Windmill Point Elementary. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on both days.

The meals are free, and students may go to any location.  They are not required to go to their home school.  Students choosing to enjoy meals at any of the identified SLPS sites will report to the front office prior to each meal.

“Even in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation, we want to do everything possible to meet the needs of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools E. Wayne Gent.  “We are happy to provide this service to our community.”

Deborah Weust, director of Child and Nutrition Services for SLPS, explained the District exercised Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order 17-235 in response to Hurricane Irma.  This rule establishes a process for school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) to continue providing meals to children affected by disruptions in food service due to the effects of Hurricane Irma and therefore protect the welfare of Florida residents.