Bruchhaus completes first day in new role as superintendent - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bruchhaus completes first day in new role as superintendent

Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC) Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

On Tuesday, the Calcasieu Parish School Board approved the contract for newly elected Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus.

The approval meant he started his first day in the new role, Wednesday.

"I had a couple of presentations earlier today with some groups here in Lake Charles. It went very well. We're able to discuss some exciting things out in the community and look forward to continuing to be able to do that. I think people are very interested and have a lot of great questions as to how we're going to move forward," said Bruchhaus.

Tuesday, Bruchhaus stated he wanted to hit the ground running. And judging by the stacks of papers in his office, he's already getting down to business.

But business is busier than usual, with two vacant positions.

"Until we fill the Chief Financial Officer job, and Chief Academic Officer job, we're kind of juggling things. But we'll keep doing that until we get those jobs filled," said Bruchhaus.

Due to his background, Bruchhaus is required by state law to hire a Chief Academic Officer. Since, the Assistant Curriculum of Instruction position is vacant; they'll now combine it with the C-A-O.

But the workload is expected to ease up a bit, especially now that both positions are being advertised.

"Both job advertisements for both the CFO and CAO are on the Calcasieu Parish School Board website. Standard applications are available in our personnel department. Both salaries are in the mid-90's ($90,000)," explained Bruchhaus.

In the meantime, Bruchhaus will continue to pull double duty – learning the ropes as superintendent and wrapping up loose ends from his former position.

"I'm still finishing up outstanding things from the CFO position and a lot of curriculum issues are coming my way as superintendent now as well," added Bruchhaus.

Bruchhaus hopes to fill both positions before the start of school.

To view job opportunities: http://www.cpsb.org/Page/513

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    SPECIAL REPORT: Cost of a Vote

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:28 AM EST2017-11-18 06:28:48 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>

    If you don't remember we just had an election last month, don't feel bad, voter turnout was abysmal.  However, that doesn't change the cost of holding the election, meaning when hardly anyone shows up to vote, the cost per voter who actually casts a ballot is high. In fact, here in Calcasieu Parish, it would be cheaper to send each voter to see a movie, than it is to let them in the voting booth. Lynn Jones loves elections!  And why not. He's been involved in the electoral ...

    More >>
  • TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    TOUCHDOWN LIVE: Second round scores and highlights

    Saturday, November 18 2017 1:13 AM EST2017-11-18 06:13:18 GMT

    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

    More >>

    Fifteen local high school football teams have reached the second round of the playoffs and tonight they all take the field in the hopes of advancing once again.

    More >>
  • LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    LC council member wants measures in place for pretrial bond reductions

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-11-18 05:02:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

    More >>

    Months of undercover work led Calcasieu's Combined Anti-Drug Team (CAT) to perform a drug raid on two homes in Lake Charles back in late October. Six were arrested and booked, but one of those suspects was able to get back on the streets that same day, leaving many upset, including city council member Luvertha August. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly