The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has selected Jefferson Parish School System Superintendent Cade Brumley as the new Louisiana Superintendent of Education.
The selection required at least eight of the 11 BESE voters. Reaching this point ended an impasse that went on for days.
"As a Louisiana native, I am extremely honored to be selected by a student-friendly BESE," said Dr. Brumley. "Louisiana may not be the largest state in the union but we have a big table for collaboration. I look forward to bringing people together to collectively move our state forward. We are primed for continued improvement, drawing on successes of the past and the promise for our future. I will fight for our children, families, and communities each day - they deserve our best."
"With Dr. Brumley at the helm, the Department of Education will continue efforts to improve student achievement and to provide high quality education for all Louisiana students," said Gov. John Bel Edwards."I look forward to working with Dr. Brumley to advance education in Louisiana. While the current public health emergency has certainly made our mission more difficult, education has never been more important.”