With just a few days before school starts, FLORIDA TODAY sat down with Superintendent Desmond Blackburn to talk about his takeaways from the year before and his goals for the year ahead.
Heading into his third school year as superintendent for Brevard Public Schools, he’s prioritized testing reform, teacher raises, protecting district money and beefing up security across the county’s 82 campuses.
Q: What were the school district’s biggest accomplishments this past school year? And what are your priorities leading into the upcoming year?
After two years of stagnation of third-grade reading scores we had a 5 percent increase there. At the other end of the spectrum there’s continuing to work on graduating our kids from our school system, and we broke into the top 10 of all districts in the state with an 87.
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