- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - The Mora Independent School District has hired a new superintendent and he’s the nephew of the school board chairman.

Charles Trujillo was hired by a 3-2 roll call vote with his uncle, George A. Trujillo, voting in favor of the motion.

He told the Las Vegas Optic that he voted for his nephew after consulting with a school attorney.

Charles Trujillo and the district now are in salary negotiations for the three-year contract.

The district has a nepotism policy which doesn’t specifically prohibit a board member from voting on the hiring of a nephew.

The policy doesn’t allow members to vote if the person is a spouse, father, father-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, sister, or sister-in-law.

Charles Trujillo has been the associate superintendent at Pecos Schools.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, https://www.lasvegasoptic.com


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