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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 […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: September 2018

There is a famous quote that says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” We’re undergoing a big change right now in our classrooms, because we must improve academic outcomes for all kids. We need your help to get there. You may have noticed a change […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: “School closure decisions…never easy”

Jefferson Parish Schools Family, I hope this finds you well. Thankfully, we were spared fromTropical Storm (TS) Gordon, realizing our neighbors in Mississippi are experiencing the brunt of impact and aftermath. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, we lost two days of instruction this week as our schools were closed on both […]

Message from the Dr. Brumley: August 2018

When your child returned on the first day of school, chances are they were welcomed by a high-quality, certified teacher. That’s because we cut teacher vacancies by more than half to start the school year. We had 39 teacher vacancies on the first day of school, and that number is falling every day. Last school […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: July 2018

We Love. We Learn. We Lead. As our school year kicks off, those simple words provide us with a powerful compass for Jefferson Parish Public Schools. If we accept those words as a call to action, we will strengthen the possibilities for our system’s success. We Love. It’s important that we love one another. Yes, […]