- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Embattled Albuquerque Schools Superintendent Luis Valentino is facing calls for his resignation for hiring an administrator facing child sex charges.

He follows a long line of school chiefs in the troubled district ousted over favoritism, contentious tenures, and allegations of drug addiction.

Before Valentino took over in June, former superintendent Winston Brooks abruptly resigned last year over a secret personnel issue. His tenure was marked controversy after he insulted state Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera on social media using farm animal sounds.

Former superintendent Beth Everitt left her post following a controversy over the changing a student’s failing grade and former superintendent Joseph Vigil died in a bizarre one-car rollover involving alcohol. Vigil was not the driver.

Former school chief Brad Allison resigned in 2002 amid allegations of drug abuse.



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