Mora school board distances itself from disgraced former superintendent who faked past

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MORA, New Mexico — Board members of a northern New Mexico school district are distancing themselves from its disgraced former superintendent.

The Las Vegas Optic reports ( ) the Mora Independent School District board said in a statement this week the resignation of superintendent Charles Trujillo "brings to an end a fraud" against the district.

Trujillo's resignation follows an investigation by the Optic that Trujillo faked his credentials to obtain his administrative license. Two days after the Optic story was published, Trujillo surrendered his education licenses to the state Public Education Department.

The statement, written by Trujillo's uncle, board chair George Trujillo, says the former school chief used "deception and counterfeit" to get his job.

The board says the state Public Education Department shares the blame for issuing Charles Trujillo his license.

Information from: Las Vegas Optic,

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