APS board Vice President Analee Maestas spoke out Friday about the state investigation into a suspicious receipt from her charter school, saying she did nothing wrong.
Maestas gave a statement to reporters after a special board meeting on budgets and denied that she submitted a doctored receipt for $342.40 to the New Mexico Public Education Department in an attempt to get reimbursement for cleaning that took place at her home, not La Promesa Charter School, where she is executive director.
“There was work done at my house, but it was paid for personally,” she said after the meeting. “There was carpet cleaning at the school and that was paid for with school funds. There is no question about that.”
Maestas said she has always cooperated with PED and will provide any documentation requested about the cleaning.
She then left without taking any questions.