New Mexico's Largest School District Set To Name Interim Chief

Aug 22, 2014


The school board of New Mexico's largest school district is preparing to name an interim superintendent amid questions surrounding the former school chief's departure.

The Albuquerque Public Schools board is scheduled to meet Friday for a special meeting where board members are expected to discuss interim candidates.

Embattled Superintendent Winston Brooks resigned last week after board members said he was being investigated for a personnel matter. Both sides declined to elaborate.

The school board then approved a $350,000 settlement to buy him out of his contract.

Hispano Round Table of New Mexico president Ralph Arellanes says the next superintendent should be Latino since the majority of students in the district are Hispanic.

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