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Students head back to class in DeSoto Parish Monday

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Tomorrow students in DeSoto Parish will be the first in the region to head back to class.

"We just got word that for the first time we no longer have a  school that is rated an " F"   and we are celebrating that excitement," said Dr. Cade Brumley. The DeSoto Parish School Superintendent sat down with Education Reporter Eric James on "First News Sunday"  and is ready to put the past issues the district has faced behind and move on with the work of educating students.

"We are really proud of every school in our district and we are improving and we are excited as we continue to do the work we need to do," said Brumley .

Since being named superintendent Brumley has had to deal with a number of issues, including an investigation into the alleged miss-use of funds by former superintendent Walter Lee. The board was also forced to close the school in Pelican and most recently the U.S. Justice Department found that a small group of children were not attending the school they were zone to attend.

"We had to deal with some issue related to our 50 year old deseg order and we worked our way through things and  students are now attending where they need to be"

Brumley says the district has persevered and he is encouraging parents to stay involved in the education of their child to help ensure  a  successful year.

 

"When return to school tomorrow they will not be returning  to some bar bone school, they will be returning to great schools, with great teachers,   and it's  going to be a great start for kids."

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