Schools Open Monday and Student Assignment Stands ready to serve
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) will resume normal operations on Monday, September 18. The bells will sound on time, normal transportation will pick back up, before- and after-school activities will continue, and the District’s Student Assignment Office will be open and prepared to support families from this community and from other areas who need to enroll students. The Student Assignment Office’s temporarily location is on the Fort Pierce Westwood campus (1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce). Office hours are from 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.
“Making sure that we could open schools as quickly as possible for the safe return of our students and staff was our priority throughout this week of restoration,” said Superintendent E. Wayne Gent. “I cannot say enough about the can-do spirit of our team who continues to do whatever it takes to get everything back up and running. They have just been tremendous.” He explained that one facility did not escape the wrath of Irma – the School District’s central office hub located at the Orange Blossom Business Center on Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce. Due to flooding at this location, all District offices will relocate to school and District annex facilities throughout the county.
Gent noted that the Student Assignment Office was one of the first areas to be relocated in order to be ready to serve the community and make certain that school-age children who were displaced from IRMA had the opportunity to enroll in school. Other temporary office relocations include:
Business Services Parkway Elementary
Career and Technical Education St. Lucie West Centennial High School
Child Nutrition Services Garden City
Education Foundation Fairlawn Elementary
Exceptional Student Education Dan McCarty Middle School
Human Resources Parkway Elementary
Office of Communications Allapattah Flats K – 8
Office of Teaching and Learning Allapattah Flats K – 8
School Security South County Complex
Student Records Fort Pierce Westwood High School
For a complete listing of locations, visit the St. Lucie Public Schools home page at http://www.stlucieschools.org.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast. 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.