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Contact: Lydia MartinLydia.Martin@stlucieschools.orgwww.stlucieschools.org
ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL –St. Lucie Public Schools has delayed the start of the school year by two weeks. The first day of school for students will be on August 24, 2020. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent commented, “The additional two weeks gives time for the conditions in the county to improve and additional time for staff to finalize preparations for the school year. Our number one priority is to return to school safely.”
Several factors contributed to the decision to delay the start of school. The additional two weeks allows more time:
The school district is working on a revised calendar to accommodate the delayed start of school.
About St. Lucie Public Schools
St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) proudly serves students with a graduation rate of 97% at the six traditional high schools. As a high-ranking B-rated District, there are no failing schools, and SLPS ranks 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. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or visit www.stlucieschools.org.