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The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Office of Public Relations and Communications exists to heighten the public’s awareness of the Department’s mission to ensure that all students are prepared for college or the career of their choice upon graduation from high school.

In support of the mission, the Public Relations Office provides publicity for events, activities and the many successes of the Department’s schools, students, teachers, employees and leadership through internal and external communication.

The Office of Public Relations and Communication, through an integrated marketing communications approach services the marketing, branding, public, and media relations, advertising and graphic design needs of the Department, districts, and schools.

The Public Relations Office reports directly to the Commissioner of Education.


St. Thomas-St. John District Announces Changes for SY 2023-2024

ST. THOMAS, USVI – St. Thomas-St. John District Insular Superintendent Dr. Stefan Jurgen has announced a series of changes that will take effect at schools across the district for the 2023-2024 School Year. 


Raphael O. Wheatley Skills Center 

  • The Raphael O. Wheatley Skills Center will move to its newly renovated location at the former Gladys A. Abraham Elementary School  

Lockhart & Addelita Cancryn Schools 

  • Lockhart Primary School (K-3) will merge with Addelita Cancryn Intermediate & Junior High School (4-8) to become the Lockhart K-8 School 
  • Uniforms will remain the same   

Joseph A. Sibilly & Ulla F. Muller 

  • Sixth grade for Joseph A. Sibilly and Ulla F. Muller elementary schools has been transferred to Lockhart K-8 School and Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School  

All Other Elementary Schools 

  • All other elementary schools, with the exception of Jane E. Tuitt (K-4), will cater to students in grades K-5  

Sugarapple Prekindergarten 

  • Two additional Prekindergarten programs will be added to the district—one at Ulla F. Muller Elementary School and the other at Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School 


Download press release here:  pdf St. Thomas-St. John District Announces Changes for SY 2023-2024

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Planned Hospital Demolition Poses Minimal Impact to Gardine School, Adult Ed. Center

VIDOH assures implementation of mitigation efforts to minimize disruption to schools   

ST. CROIX, USVI – The Juanita Gardine PreK-8 School and the St. Croix Adult Education Center are not expected to be impacted by the Charles Harwood Memorial Complex demolition, which is set to begin on Monday, April 24. Gardine’s promotional exercises, scheduled for May 23 in the school’s auditorium, are not expected to be affected; the Adult Education graduation will be held off-site on May 16.  

According to the V.I. Department of Health (VIDOH), for the duration of the demolition, work will be conducted between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. To avoid noise pollution, there will be no blasting on the site. Movement of building materials will be concentrated during the middle of the school day and after student pick-up times.  


VIDOH has also announced that demolition contractor Lemartec USVI will implement mitigation measures to include privacy and dust screens around the work areas, the use of a water dust suppression machine and wind direction monitoring. Furthermore, Lemartec has developed a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and will use best management practices to monitor and prepare for inclement weather. 


For more detailed information about the demolition process, see the press release disseminated by the Department of Health on April 13, 2023. 


Download press release here:  pdf Planned Hospital Demolition Poses Minimal Impact to Gardine School, Adult Ed. Center (174 KB)

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Temporary Summer Employment Available for 2023 Summer Feeding Program

ST. THOMAS, USVI – The St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John District School Food Authorities invite interested persons to apply for temporary employment in the 2023 Summer Feeding Program. 

The program, which is sponsored by the USDA, operates during the summer vacation break to provide children with free and nutritious meals that meet federal guidelines. 

Applications are available for in-person pick up, Mon. – Fri., between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On St. Croix, visit the Department of Education’s main offices, located at 2133 Hospital Street, C’std. In the St. Thomas-St. John District, visit the School Food Authority, located at 21 Subbase. 

To request an emailed application, contact (St. Croix) or (St. Thomas-St. John). 

Applications must be filled out in their entirety and the original document submitted with a copy of a valid ID and Social Security card. The submission deadline is Friday, April 27. 

For more information, call (340) 773-1095 ext. 7133 or 7073 in the St. Croix District or (340) 774-8070 ext. 8302 in the St. Thomas-St. John District. 



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St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM


St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM

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