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Washoe Offers No Explanation For Martinez Dismissal

The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with no public explanation, releasing a statement late Tuesday announcing that Martinez had been "relieved of his duties" effective immediately.

It said the district's board of trustees "are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, we cannot share specific details."

Martinez, who helped shepherd the district through a deadly schoolyard shooting and had taken a lead role in pushing tax increases to boost education spending, said he believes he was terminated unfairly in a dispute over his resume. He said the board claimed he misrepresented his credentials as a certified public accountant, despite the fact he provided documentation proving he passed the CPA exam.

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