A former Albuquerque, N.M., schools superintendent is suing the district, claiming that his replacement breached an agreement that neither party would vilify one another.
Television station KOAT reported that Winston Brooks is seeking $125,000 plus lawyer’s fees for comments that interim schools chief Brad Winter made in an Albuquerque Journal article published Sept. 16, roughly a month after Mr. Brooks agreed to resign. At that time, he and the district signed a termination agreement with a $350,000 buyout.
The Albuquerque Journal reported that Mr. Winter said he couldn’t work with Mr. Brooks any longer, because he was fed up with what he described as the superintendent’s unwillingness to work with the business community, the state education department, and neighborhood groups.
A version of this article appeared in the March 04, 2015 edition of Education Week as Former Superintendent Sues District Over Remarks