CORRECTION: This editorial published in Saturday’s Journal incorrectly reported the amount of the salary increase Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Racquel Reedy received this year. The 11% raise is nearly a $30,000 increase, not $40,000. The error occurred in both the headline and editorial. It was reported correctly in the news stories.
Raquel Reedy has a big job. And her lack of public accountability is making it a harder one.
As superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools, she is tasked with overseeing the education of tens of thousands of students and managing a sprawling agency with an annual budget of more than $1.4 billion. It’s paid for by, and is intended to serve, the taxpayers. So why won’t she tell those taxpayers how much they are paying her?
Reedy’s continued refusal to disclose her recent raise is not just unconscionable, it’s incomprehensible. After weeks of radio silence, the district’s communications director confirmed “yes” via email to Journal reporter Shelby Perea’s “Is it fair to say she accepted this salary increase then?”