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Former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Luis Valentino is officially off the district’s payroll, though his $80,000 settlement still awaits the New Mexico secretary of education’s signature.
At the same time, Chief Financial Officer Don Moya, whom Valentino put on paid administrative leave almost two months ago, remains on the payroll. He has been paid roughly $26,000 since his leave started Aug. 7 – he makes $171,649 annually – and there is no word on how much longer he will stay on that status.
Valentino stepped down as superintendent Aug. 31 and submitted his resignation effective Oct. 1. Under the terms of the agreement, he received his full salary until that date, a total of roughly $18,000.