BATON ROUGE, La. (KSLA) — On Wednesday morning, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 8-3 to select former DeSoto schools Superintendent Cade Brumley as the state’s education superintendent.
Following is the video conference of then-education superintendent candidate Brumley being interviewed April 1 by BESE:
According to a tweet from The Associated Press, it took two rounds of voting before the board selected Brumley from among the three nominees.
Under Brumley’s leadership, DeSoto became an A-rated school district and went from being ranked 49th in the state to ninth.
Brumley left DeSoto School District in 2018 to take over Jefferson, the largest school district in Louisiana.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the following statement about Brumley being selected to oversee the state’s K-12 schools, which serve about 720,000 students:
Among others congratulating Brumley is the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, which issued this statement:
Brumley replaces John White, who after eight years of being in charge of Louisiana schools announced his resignation in January. His resignation became effective March 11.