Cade Brumley

Orleans Parish officials say this is the fourth year of stagnant or declining test scores.
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Orleans Parish school officials are bemoaning yet another drop in the district's standardized test scores. When you look across all grade levels and subjects in Orleans Parish, just 27 percent of students tested at grade level in 2019.

Voters in Jefferson Parish will decide on May 4th whether to increase property taxes to support the school system.
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Voters in Jefferson Parish will decide on May 4 whether to approve a millage to give Jefferson Parish teachers and staff a pay raise. It would be the first major across-the-board raise in about 10 years. Early voting is already underway on the new property tax, and goes through April 27th.

Cade Brumley takes questions before being appointed superintendent.
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Tuesday is Election Day, and voters in Jefferson Parish will have an opportunity to decide who will represent them on the parish school board. Jefferson Parish has the largest school system in the state, with about 50,000 students. And the nine-member school board has been divided in recent years over the direction of the system.

Cade Brumley was sworn in as Superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools.
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Jefferson Parish schools swore in its new superintendent Monday night - former DeSoto Parish schools superintendent Cade Brumley.