Questa schools' superintendent on paid leave


Questa Independent School District superintendent Dr. David Albert is on paid administrative leave following a Tuesday (March 6) meeting of the school board.

Questa school board president Daryl Ortega confirmed that Albert was placed on leave Tuesday and will remain so "until further notice." He did not comment on the reasons for his leave.

LeAnne Salazar-Montoya, an education professional based in Abiquiu, is serving as the interim superintendent. She did not work for the school district previously but knew district leaders through her previous employment at the Regional Educational Cooperative.

Salazar-Montoya told The Taos News Friday (March 9) she has already met with officials from the state Public Education Department to deal with "corrective action plans."

This is a developing story.