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APS Extends Superintendent’s Contract

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Winston Brooks was given another year on his contract to lead the Albuquerque Public Schools, extending it through June 30, 2013.


APS issued the following news release:



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The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education

today approved a one-year contract extension for APS Superintendent

Winston Brooks, which means his current contract continues through June

30, 2013.


Board members completed an evaluation of the superintendent this

week and approved the one-year contract extension at a special meeting


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this morning.


“We have been pleased with the superintendent’s performance

since coming to Albuquerque almost two years ago,” said APS Board of

Education President Martin Esquivel. “We believe that it is important to

have continuity in leadership and Mr. Brooks is making progress in

moving this district forward.”


Brooks said he is eager to continue to work with the board of

education, teachers, administrators, all APS staff and the community.

“Together we can make this a world-class district,” Brooks added.


The new contract does not include a salary raise. According to

the contract, raises for the superintendent are tied to teacher raises

and there was no salary increase for APS teachers this year. Brooks will

continue to earn an annual salary of $250,000.