- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A government transparency group is asking state officials not to approve a buyout for outgoing Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks until the district releases a report into alleged personnel concerns.

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government said Tuesday it has filed on open records request for details into the investigation that has remained a mystery.

FOG president Kathi Bearden says the public deserves to know the circumstances around Brooks’ resignation and why public money is being spent to end his employment.

The embattled superintendent of New Mexico’s largest school district resigned Friday after school board members met earlier to discuss an investigation of a personnel issue involving Brooks. Both sides declined to elaborate.

The school board then approved a $350,000 settlement to buy him out of his contract.

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