- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MORA, N.M. (AP) - An embattled northern New Mexico superintendent under fire for faking his credentials has resigned.

The Las Vegas Optic reports (https://goo.gl/EayOfo) that Mora Independent School District superintendent Charles Trujillo recently submitted his resignation and it was approved by the school board.

Trujillo’s resignation follows an investigation by the Optic that Trujillo faked his credentials to obtain his administrative license. Two days after the Optic story was published, Trujillo surrendered his education licenses to the state Public Education Department.

The Mora board had voted on Oct. 22 to place Trujillo on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the PED investigation. State Education Secretary Hanna Skandera later informed the district it was breaking the law by continuing to pay him.

Mora’s high school graduation rate fall by 15 percentage points last year.

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

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