BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s new state education superintendent will start the job June 8 after receiving confirmation Monday from state senators.
Cade Brumley, who has worked as superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools, was selected last month by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to oversee public schools statewide. The Louisiana Senate approved his hiring Monday in a list of appointees, with no public discussion, after a closed-door review of all the confirmation requests.
“Strong leadership will be important to the success of our short- and long-term work to address unfinished learning due to COVID-19 closures and to ensure that students and schools are positioned for a strong start next year. This will be a huge responsibility, but we have the right leader for it,” board President Sandy Holloway said in a statement after the vote.
Louisiana’s education superintendent oversees and sets policies governing more than 700,000 public school students across the state. Brumley won the support of eight members of the state’s 11-member education board, including Gov. John Bel Edwards’ three appointees.
Brumley has worked as Jefferson Parish superintendent since 2018. The former history teacher and school principal previously worked as superintendent of the DeSoto Parish School System. He’ll receive a $285,000 salary in his new job.