Does APS have to obey the rules?

KRQE’s Larry Barker has blown the whistle on legislator and APS administrator Sheryl Williams-Stapleton who has been paid her full salary at APS (and her legislative per diem) even though APS rules expressly prohibit this practice. APS teachers are able to receive their salaries while they are at the session and this is questionable, but at least legal. Rather than disciplining Stapleton for breaking the rules, APS Superintendent Winston Brooks just changed district policy.

Financial woes plague legislative service:

Oh, and as if that were not enough, APS has not fulfilled Rio Grande Foundation information requests for the district’s 2011 payroll. While other school districts have complied, APS has not done so after more than a month.