Sunnyside Assistant Superintendent Eugenia Favela was appointed interim superintendent Tuesday night, one day after controversial superintendent Manuel Isquierdo was bought out of his contract for nearly $500,000.

The district's board voted 5-0 Tuesday night to name Favela to the post. 

That came after a seven-hour long executive session Monday in which the board voted 3-2 to adopt a separation of employment and settlement agreement regarding Isquierdo.

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