Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

APS Hands Out Awards.(Final)

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

Top Albuquerque school administrators doled out $6,000 of their bonuses Friday to 12 district employees.

Three of the district's four superintendents -- Joseph Vigil, Elizabeth Everitt and Michael Vigil -- and chief communications officer Liz Shipley created the APS Excellence Fund from bonuses given in contracts by former Superintendent Brad Allison.

The three superintendents each received $10,000 bonuses, and Shipley received $5,000 last year, APS spokesman Rigo Chavez said.

The fourth superintendent, Tom Garrity, was not employed by the district when the bonuses were written into the contracts. …

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