Head of Albuquerque Public Schools district set to retire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the state's largest public schools district is retiring.

Raquel Reedy told the Albuquerque Public Schools' Board of Education this week that she'll leave the office June 30 when her contract expires. She served as acting superintendent for several months before she was named to the post in 2016.

The district credited Reedy with bringing stability, reorganizing the district into learning zones, strengthening a bilingual program and expanding other programs. The board voted earlier this year to boost her salary to more than $276,000 annually — up nearly $30,000 from her previous salary.

Voters also struck down efforts to bring more money into the district during her tenure and standardized test scores have been low.

The school board says it work quickly identify candidates to replace Reedy.

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