BY SUSAN BURGESS
14 Port St. Lucie Magazine
ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
An aerial view of the new headquarters for the St. Lucie County School District shows two completed concrete slabs and the outline of a rectangle that
will form the central section of the building. At top right, Interstate 95 and the St. Lucie West interchange are visible.
County school officials await construction
of new headquarters so everyone
can finally work in one place
St. Lucie County School District employees had to
spread themselves out at various locations throughout
the county because of hurricane damage. However,
a new administration building will make them
one happy family again.
As Michelle Jerger sat back and contemplated the year
her student assignment department spent working out of an
Indian 5iver State &ollege office instead of the school district’s
own offices, it seemed that things had gone pretty well,
considering the challenges they had faced. But, she concluded,
there was nothing like being together with the rest of the
district’s employees under one roof.
The solution to the problem is on its way and expected to
be ready by the time school opens next year.
School district employees were forced to abandon their offices
in 2range %lossom %usiness 3ark on 2keechobee 5oad
in September 2017 when Hurricane Irma dumped more than
21 inches of rain on the county. Water seeped under the doors
and Áooded the former 2range %lossom Mall where the district
had offices since . $nd it wasn’t the first time.
Immediately afterward the administrative offices scattered
to different locations, including public schools, with the
student assignment department ending up at Indian River
State College’s campus in St. Lucie West. Then the depart- >>