WCSD attorney discusses Pedro Martinez situation

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Updated: 8/01/2014 8:06 pm
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.
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john183 - 8/3/2014 2:29 PM
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sierra11 - 8/3/2014 9:05 AM
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Correction: I would "not" be surprised if "more" than half of them hold a Masters or Doctorates degree. (failed at sentence structure per grammar police)

sierra11 - 8/2/2014 4:47 PM
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Everyone here at this site knows what is going on. I have definitely vented my frustrations about what has happened with this current situation. Obviously I never majored in English, that part is apparent. I know numerous great people in Nevada and N.California with Masters and Doctorates degrees. Some of which are way to close to me to mention. My college and training is on precise troubleshooting and problem solving, the higher degrees seem to miss this all together. You can not solve a problem with weeks and months long research as if you are writing a thesis paper. On another note, you can not sue your self to happiness or a improved situation at work! Once law suites are filed that's it! All working relationships are off and the gloves come on. I am in business and this has happened to me on two occasions in the last 16 years. The only people that will win here are the Attorney's, this is there thing, it's what they live for. My, and the only solution for this to end is every party involved must depart. If not, the black eye and frustration our Teachers and Faculty will feel can not be mended. As far as my "over educated idiot response".....check the board members, I would be surprised if not half of them hold a Masters or Doctorates degree.

catballou - 8/2/2014 2:55 PM
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I don't think the problem is their level of education. People with no education fall into the same trap. The Board was too politicized to take an objective, long term perspective which IMO is the role of the board of trustees. Trying to control day to day activities of the super will invariably lead to friction and a loss the big picture. His contract was only four years. They only had two years to go. Yet they want us to find their actions rational. They can say they care about the students and I'm sure they do. But is seems they care about some other stuff (pride) even more.

angeloschild - 8/2/2014 12:54 PM
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Sierra11: I will concede that I understand your frustration, and I also concede the point that some things are not taught in books. One has to have everyday life experience as well as book learning to solve this situation. Both sides in this dispute need to put anger aside, discuss their disagreements and look for solutions like reasonable adults. I am hoping they succeed, because opening the school year without a superintendent and in the midst of a recall of the school board does not benefit the students whose interests all parties should be directed toward. I do believe Dr. Rosenberg cares about students in his capacity as a member of the school board. At UNR, his teaching style grated on some, but he taught with passion. I once had to consult him outside the classroom when he was chairman of the department about the way I was treated by another professor. He was proactive and kind. He didn't just apologize, he dealt with and solved my problem. oldguyincc: thanks for your support; I know that my stance is unpopular.

oldguyincc - 8/2/2014 12:20 PM
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Following this circus has become a major source of entertainment. Sierra11: what do you have against a person being educated? If a news story isn't precisely factual, the entire meaning of the story can be changed. Various news groups have printed completely different versions of this situation. Martinez has filed an official complaint and begun a lawsuit. The Board of Trustees has issued a statement that says "Superintendent Martinez was never terminated or fired as Superintendent of the Washoe County School District,...". That was a direct quote, but what was omitted completely changes the meaning of the quote. Angeloschild: I approve of your stance. I also attended UNR, and I hated English, but some of it sank into my skull. I can now talk more better.

cpncopper - 8/2/2014 6:22 AM
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Pedro's actions were maybe inspired by the recent Evans suit against the city.

sierra11 - 8/2/2014 4:22 AM
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And the lemming all marched into the sea.

angeloschild - 8/2/2014 12:44 AM
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Sierra 11: You are the one without common sense. I have no solution to the situation, and obviously neither do you. If you have, you certainly haven't done anything but spew useless anger that solves nothing. I am not over educated. I am educated. If you resent that, I would say it is your personal problem. I went to school and learned grammar just like our kids should be doing, and you should have done. Point doesn't need to be capitalized. College is only capitalized when it is a part of the name of a specific college. I am frustrated by a generation of reporters who obviously didn't learn their grammar or how to follow up on a story. Like it or not, I have just as much right to comment on that as you have to do nothing but call people idiots, and doing that is all that your posts amount to. It sounds like you have a resentment against educated people. It's no one's fault but your own if you chose not to be one of them. Since you asked, I went to UNR, but it was my elementary school where I acquired my grammar. Any university expects you to know your grammar well before you arrive there, and no, I have neither a Masters nor a Doctorate. Sad to say, there are many teachers today who didn't learn basic grammar, either.

sierra11 - 8/1/2014 7:22 PM
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Look at this stupidity! Over educated idiot's are so worried about their grammar they spend more time on that then the topic at hand! What the hell College did you go to? This is my Point!.........you can't even problem solve the basics! Do you know why? They don't teach that in a Masters or Doctorate's Degree do they? It's called Common Sense!

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