Interim Taos Municipal Schools District Superintendant Valerie Trujillo, pictured with Board of Education members Cynthia Spray and Susan Trujillo during a special meeting last week, confirmed that the district alerted New Mexico State Police about possible 'fraud, waste and abuse' involving one or more employees.

The Taos Municipal Schools Board of Education took steps during a special meeting last week to launch a special independent audit and engage new legal counsel regarding "one or more investigations related to executive staff."

After a nearly two-hour discussion behind closed doors regarding "limited personnel matters," the school board came back into open session and, with no further discussion, voted unanimously to "authorize the administration to procure an independent public accountant to conduct a special audit in accordance with applicable state law and district policy, and to notify the state Office of the State Auditor of that action."

(1) comment

Michael Wilson

This sounds like a really big deal. Why are we only hearing about this now, on Oct. 27! Taus News got a statement from the district on Oct. 19, last week Friday, and it's taken you six days to break the news? What's up with that?

Welcome to the discussion.

All comment authors MUST use their real names. Posts that cannot be ascribed to a real person
will not be moderated.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.