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Character Counts?

“DWI Suspect Back to Work at APS” (subscription) was the headline of Saturday’s Albuquerque Journal. Now, we’re not just talking about any APS employee. We’re talking about chief business officer, Michael Vigil. You know, the guy who was one of the four superintendents when that was in vogue, and a man who still remains one of the highest paid employees of the district.

Granted, the law is on Mr. Vigil’s side, but you have to wonder about Mr. Vigil’s ethics. From this vantage point, they look pretty weak. It also brings to question what sort of recommendations Mr. Vigil might make at Wednesday’s regular Board of Education meeting while discussing the district’s $551 million budget.

As a business officer, he might, for example, suggest cutting this program. After all, actions speak much louder than words, and surely Mr. Vigil would be the first to admit that it is a frivolous use of district funds to allocate precious resources to programs that mean very little to APS leaders.