Thursday, September 10, 2015

"What is happening to the Albuquerque Public Schools?"

So reads the headline, link, on the invitation by the Albuquerque Press Women to attend their September luncheon.

Their speaker for Monday was to have been former APS Supt. Luis Valentino.  He of course, will not be speaking.

In his stead, longtime APS senior administrator Brad Winter and former School Board President Marty Esquivel will discuss will discuss "the things that public boards must think about when they prepare to undo a poor personnel decision."

There is normally an opportunity to ask questions, though the APW has in the past, suppressed legitimate questions at a similar event, link.

When APS' Executive Director of Communications Monica Armenta was a featured speaker, she told the APW that she would leave if I were allowed to ask her any questions at all.

The APW accommodated her demand, refusing to call on me.

Brad Winter does not want to answer any questions about his part the cover up of felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators and the leadership of their publicly funded private police force, link.

Nor does he want to answer any questions about spending at 6400 Uptown Blvd. while he was the district's chief operations officer, link.

Marty Esquivel does not want to answer questions about the spending of nearly $750K in federal court in a non-viable defense of his ego, link.

The Press Women won't ask any questions on those topics, nor do I expect, will they allow me.  This though the answers have clearly to do with "what's happening in the APS?"

photos Mark Bralley

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