ABQ Superintendent Suspended

Nov 8, 2013

Credit Former Supt. Winston Brooks, Albuquerque Public Schools

Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks has been suspended three days without pay over comments he posted online.

APS Board president Marty Esquivel announced the suspension at a news conference Friday.

The school board met to discuss whether or not to take action against Brooks for tweets about New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera. In two tweets, he compared Skandera to livestock.

Brooks apologized for his tweets on Wednesday, saying he "meant no offense."

His suspension will begin on Monday. Chief Operating Officer Brad Winter will fill the role for three days.

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