School Board member speaks out on Pedro Martinez controversy

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Updated: 7/24/2014 6:53 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- School Board member Howard Rosenberg appeared on Nevada Newsmakers on Thursday, and said he is not worried about any wrongdoings by the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees.

"This is a situation that is much, much deeper than the public has any idea of," said Rosenberg. "Mr. Martinez is playing it for all that it is worth and I wish him well."

Rosenberg said public reaction to Martinez being relieved of his duties has been difficult, but he also believes board members are doing what they need to do. "There are seven people who tried to do the best thing that they can. All I can say to the public is you do not know everything that you need to know."

Pedro Martinez said everything he has publicly shared is what he was told earlier this week. He also said if the board has further issues with him, he should be told so. "There’s a clear process in my contract by state statute. If they have any concerns and allegations, they should be communicated to me."

As of Thursday afternoon, the Attorney General’s Office could not confirm if a complaint against the school board has been filed or not.

Classes begin in two weeks and Rosenberg said getting ready for the school year is priority number one.
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bdelvecchio - 7/25/2014 6:56 PM
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I sure this gives all the parents with students returning to school soon and all the school personnel a lot of confidence about a new school year.

sierra11 - 7/25/2014 6:25 PM
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The point here is "we are sick and tired of whores and scandal's" that are getting paid over $200,000 dollars a year! Hear that everyone? That's right, $200,000 dollars a year and these idiot's can't keep it in their Zipper or perform the task at hand! There is no excuse for this and these over educated idiot's ................well, time for departure!

LASD1096 - 7/25/2014 2:32 PM
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7 board members, 6 voted him out. Does not require a 7th vote and that person was not present anyway, she was in California. I am sure there is much more and the public will hear about it but not yet, because Mr. Martinez cannot handle what is happening to him. He can dish it out with firing Chief Mieras but how dare anyone let Pedro go! I didnt see Mike Mieras hiring a lawyer and if he has, he is keeping it quiet. I agree with Howard Rosenberg about not releasing everything, why put the district and the taxpayers out of money when I am sure they have what they need to fight the lawsuit. Las Vegas does not want Mr. Martinez back, that is a fact. He needs to head south, way way south, BYE BYE!

TheGumption - 7/25/2014 6:27 AM
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If there was much more to this matter then why did the Board not follow the law? Why was one Board member completely left out of a such a major decision involving the Superintendent? The excuses don't fly Rosenberg. If the State AG investigates and finds these people violated State law then they need to step down. With Nevada education the worst in the nation we simply cannot tolerate law breakers or those who can't read a simple contract in elected leadership positions.

Stan Prentice - 7/24/2014 11:11 PM
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Rosenberg: "You do not know all that you need to know on this matter." Okay! Then, tell us! What's going on?

sierra11 - 7/24/2014 8:23 PM
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We are all much, much stupider than the board can anticipate. Oh , B.S! What a joke for a statement, how many times is he running back and forth to the copy machine, copying the same damn thing he copied yesterday! These morons are relentless!

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