Following audit, school board considers buying out superintendent


DORA, N.M. (KRQE) – People are wondering why a New Mexico superintendent could be bought out before he is investigated for mismanaged money.

Steve Barron of the Dora School District was placed on administrative leave last month. A state audit revealed more than $100,000 of potentially mismanaged funds.

In a meeting Thursday night, the board talked about ending his contract, leaving people questioning the timing.

The case is still being reviewed by the Roosevelt County District Attorney’s Office.

KRQE News 13 called the Public Education Department, which would need to approve the deal, but did not hear back.

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