RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Washoe County School District outside attorney Kent Robison said two board of trustees members approached Martinez about his CPA status the morning of July 22.
Robison said board members believed this was a serious issue and suggested putting it on a public meeting agenda. “The superintendent became agitated, offered to resign, demanded 15 months of compensation at 238,000 dollars of annual payment plus 15 month."
The attorney also said Martinez eventually left the building before the two sides resolved the issue.
Martinez’s lawsuit against the school district is still on the table despite returning to work. "I feel that I need to go back to work to make sure that we try to salvage at least this beginning of the school year regardless of what happens with our legal actions."
Robison said with Martinez returning to work, the two sides can still work together and the situation needs to be fixed to benefit the district, schools, teachers and students. "Push the reset button. Once the reset button is set and whatever has to be discussed in public can be discussed in public."
Board of Trustees members hope to discuss Martinez’s contract at an August 15 public meeting.