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Minneapolis Walks Away From Superintendent Pick

By Denisa R. Superville — January 19, 2016 1 min read

The Minneapolis school board voted last week not to move forward with contract negotiations with Sergio Paez, whom the board picked last month as the new superintendent.

Two days after the Dec. 7 vote for Paez, allegations surfaced of abuse of special education students at a Holyoke, Mass., school while Paez served as the superintendent of that district.

The Minneapolis board put negotiations on hold, and two board members visited Holyoke to get more information on Paez’s leadership.

Paez has defended his handling of the alleged complaints, and he met recently with members of the Minneapolis community and school administrators to answer questions about the allegations and his vision for their schools.

A version of this article appeared in the January 20, 2016 edition of Education Week as Minneapolis Walks Away From Superintendent Pick