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APS board mulls superintendent's future with district

Updated: 11/18/2013 12:58 PM | Created: 11/18/2013 7:48 AM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Albuquerque Public Schools board met Monday morning to decide on Superintendent Winston Brooks' future with the district.

The meeting comes days after Brooks was taken to the hospital after getting into an argument with his wife. Bernalillo County deputies took the call as a medical call, not a domestic dispute.

In the 911 call, Brooks appears to be emotional and stressed out.  

It's been a difficult week for the superintendent after his suspension over controversial tweets about state education chief Hannah Skandera. Deputies said there are no records of violence at his home.

The board allowed media into the meeting for two minutes before proceeding with a closed door review of Brooks' performance. They will decide whether or not to extend his contract, which is up in June of 2016.

"We'll evaluate. We've met as a board to discuss his strengths and weaknesses, his whole body of work including up to the most recent events," board president Marty Esquivel said by phone before the meeting.

Esquivel said the board should know whether Brooks' contract will be extended or not by Thursday.


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