RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- There are still more questions than answers regarding Tuesday's abrupt decision to relieve Pedro Martinez of his duties as Washoe County Schools Superintendent.
In an interview with News 4, Martinez said he was fired, plain and simple, after questions arose about his resume and whether he lied about his credentials as a CPA.
Martinez showed a certificate he received from the University of Illinois in 1992. He said it shows he is certified as a public accountant, but he said he never claimed to be a licensed CPA
Martinez said he explained his side to the board, but they still wanted him out. "I still thought, 'Can we just be calm and resolve this?' They said, 'No, we made up our mind.' And they said, 'You can either do this the easy way or the hard way, and the hard way is going to damage your reputation and your family.'"
"Can they get away with that? I was shocked they even said that. I'm like, 'What am I missing here?'"
Martinez said he has not decided on his next move, but lawyers are involved. If Martinez was fired without cause, he would be entitled to a full year's salary.