$350K Buyout For Albuquerque Ex-School Chief OK'd

Aug 29, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has approved a $350,000 buyout for former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks who resigned earlier this month.

The judge ruled Friday that the settlement was in the best interest of the public and New Mexico's largest school district.

Brooks resigned 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.

The settlement now goes before the state's Public Education Department for final approval.