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Nevada AG: Washoe School Board Broke Meeting Law In Ousting Superintendent Martinez

Washoe County School District Superintendent Pedro Martinez said the attorney general’s complaint shows that his firing was illegal and that his contract was breached.

Martinez told the Reno Gazette-Journal the transcripts show a side of what happened that day, but the important thing to look at is that the attorney general’s office took all that information and reached a conclusion.

“I have no interested in dragging this out,” Martinez told the RGJ. A meeting with the school district and Martinez is scheduled for Sept. 22.

On Tuesday, Nevada Deputy Attorney General George Taylor said in a 367-page complaint filed in Washoe County District Court that board trustees violated the state’s open meeting law at least six different was July 22 when they question Martinez about his status as a CPA and fired him on that day.

Board President Barbara Clark has insisted that the trustees only placed Martinez on administrative leave, and he later returned to his job.

The complaint concludes the firing was done illegally and is now void. The RGJ reported that each of the six trustees named in the complaint have agreed to pay a $250 fine under a settlement agreement.

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