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Message from Dr. Brumley: June 2019

In Jefferson Parish Schools, we exist to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. Educating kids is important work. If you think what happens in JP Schools doesn’t matter to you, think again. It impacts everyone who lives or works in Jefferson Parish. As more […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: May 2019

Our school system exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. That’s a commitment we make to every family we serve. In districts across our nation, students who are not native English speakers struggle to achieve in the classroom and graduate from high school […]

Jefferson Parish Voters Say Yes to Educator Pay Raise Millage

Dear JP Schools Family, A strong public school system has the transformational power to not only move kids forward, but to lift up an entire community. Today the citizens of Jefferson Parish displayed their confidence in our direction – and in you – by approving a millage increase to provide pay raises for teachers and […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: April 2019

Earlier this school year, we unveiled 2024: The Future Our Kids Deserve. It’s a bold and ambitious strategic plan that requires us to commit to our students in new ways. We want to transform Jefferson Parish Schools into an A-rated system in five years and make our schools a viable option for all families. In […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: March 2019

Great public schools enhance the quality of life for everyone in Jefferson Parish. When more kids graduate from high school, it creates an educated workforce, provides for a stronger economy, increases property values, and leads to safer neighborhoods. We’ve set a bold, ambitious course for Jefferson Parish Schools that will require us to serve our […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: February 2019

When I became Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent nearly a year ago, I was often asked “what is your vision for our district?” As I answered then, that was the wrong question. I wanted to work with this community to develop a vision – together. We held hundreds of community meetings, analyzed every data point imaginable […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: January 2019

Throughout my career as superintendent, I’ve always realized the importance of fair compensation. It’s a priority to me, because we’re only as good as the professionals who work with and for our children every day. About four months ago, the Jefferson Parish School Board asked me to create a compensation plan that would help us […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: December 2018

The holiday season is about giving. Our school system has been fortunate to benefit from the generosity of many different community leaders and organization One of our most cherished community partners is Dawn Busters Kiwanis Club. Over the years they have literally poured millions worth of time, services, and rewards into encouraging our youngest students […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: November 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education released district and school performance scores recently, and the results highlight what we already knew. We have schools and programs doing well, and we have others that need drastic improvement. As a district, the Jefferson Parish Public School System was assigned a letter grade of “C.” Our district performance score […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: October 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education will release school report cards in November. This is an opportunity to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of your child’s school. It also gives us, as educators, an opportunity to see the areas where we need to continue good work as well as specific areas of our performance that […]