- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque Public School Board has voted for acting superintendent Raquel Reedy to fill the position permanently.

The board on Wednesday approved Reedy as the district’s superintendent through at least 2018, when her $240,000 a year contract expires.

Reedy took over as superintendent on Aug. 31 after Luis Valentino resigned. Valentino had faced criticism after the district failed to complete its background check on then-deputy superintendent Jason Martinez, who had been charged with sexual assault on a child in Colorado.

Reedy came to the district in 1976 as a special education teacher. Members of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation and the Albuquerque NAACP have voiced their support for Reedy.

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