Karl Bruchhaus, Chief Financial Officer for the Calcasieu Parish School Board for the last 18 years and now Superintendent for the last 4 years, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Louisiana School Business Administrator. Since his graduation from McNeese State University in 1987 with an accounting degree, he has served in a financial capacity with various Louisiana school boards including the DeSoto Parish School Board as Coordinator of Accounting, the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board as Business Manager/Controller, the Vermillion Parish School Board as Financial Services Officer; and the Jefferson Davis Parish School Board as Director of Finance. Prior to attending McNeese State University, Karl attended Louisiana State University after graduating from Elton High School in Elton, Louisiana.
Karl is active in the Louisiana Association of School Business Officials and has served as Board Member and President of the organization, helping to plan various continuing education opportunities for school business personnel. He is also a member of the Association of School Business Officials and Government Finance Officer’s Association on both state and national levels and is active in the Louisiana Association of School Superintendent’s organization. He is a Certified Louisiana School Business Administrator and a Certified Government Finance Officer.
Karl and his wife Paula, a P.E. teacher at Prien Lake Elementary School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, have been married for 32 years and have two children, Christian, age 27 and Bailey, age 23. He is active in church activities, and enjoys golf, running and other fitness activities.