Albuquerque School Board to discuss superintendent position at Wednesday meeting

Voters to choose 3 school board members

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Public School Board is set to discuss the district’s future. They’re talking about the superintendent. That’s not all. Also on the agenda is a recommendation for how nearly $7.5 million could be divvied up. The money is a collection of appropriations the legislature awarded the district in their 2015 session. The board will likely decide whether to approve the report outlining how that money will be spent. Then, behind closed doors, the agenda reads they could also discuss and make a move on “the acting superintendent’s evaluation and contract.”

Raquel Reedy is the acting APS superintendent. She took over the position after the board accepted Dr. Luis Valentino’s resignation. Outrage sparked over the former superintendent’s personal hiring of Jason Martinez. He was able to assume the role of deputy superintendent without a formal background check. It turns out he was awaiting trial on child molestation charges.

When the school board chose Reedy to take over as acting superintendent, they decided on an annual salary of $200,000 in a contract set to run through the end of June.

Before the board voted Reedy into this position — five to one — Reedy supervised 45 schools as associate superintendent for elementary education.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 in the John Milne Community Room at APS headquarters. According to the agenda, discussion about the superintendent is set to happen in a closed meeting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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