- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Former New Mexico Public Education Secretary Veronica Garcia is now the permanent superintendent for Santa Fe Public Schools.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/PMJHmr) the Santa Fe school board voted this week to extend Garcia’s contract by another school year and change her title from “interim” to “permanent.”

The unanimous vote keeps Garcia at the helm of the 13,000-student school district under a contract that runs through June 30, 2018. Her annual salary is $180,000.

The board hired Garcia in July to replace Joel Boyd, who led the district over the last four years before leaving this summer.

Garcia served as the state public education secretary under former Gov. Bill Richardson before leading the advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Children.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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