SHREVEPORT, LA - During a series of meetings on Wednesday, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) made a decision about the leadership of Louisiana schools. The board has decided to keep Dr. Cade Brumley in the position of Superintendent of Louisiana schools.

Jefferson Parish Schools
Jefferson Parish Schools

BESE members went into executive session for a brief period of time to discuss the leadership position.

This decision authorizes the officers of BESE to negotiate the contract with Dr. Brumley and submit that contract to state lawmakers.

Brumley took over education in Louisiana four years ago and he says "four years ago it was my prayer every day that we would be successful. I certainly believe we have seen successes but the work is not final. Too few of the children in the state of Louisiana are mastering content and are ready to go on to the next stage of their life." Dr. Brumley says there are still lots of things that we have to do and I am excited to work along side this board, this legislature and this governor to do this very important work.

Brumley is paid just under $300,000 dollars under his most recent contract. We do not yet know what his new salary will be.

Cade Brumley

He will oversee the Department of Education's budget for fiscal year 2024 which is just about $8 billion dollars.


Dr. Brumley has served Louisiana as a teacher, coach, school leader, and school system leader. He was appointed Louisiana State Superintendent in May 2020 during the height of the global pandemic. He points to a long list of accomplishments during his tenure.

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