AG office files complaint against WCSD Board of Trustees

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Updated: 9/02/2014 11:54 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- After a month long investigation, officials with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office say six members of the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees broke seven laws, six of which are open meeting violations.

Attorney General investigators met with each member of the Washoe County School District, along with Superintendent Pedro Martinez and several key staff members.

According to the filing, President Barbara Clark told the Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Staff, "You no longer report to Pedro. He’s no longer your superintendent." Clark also told Martinez’s leadership team that he no longer worked for the district.

Open Meeting Law violations include a $100,000 offer to resign, a second offer for $200,000, and CPA discussions that happened throughout July 22.

These violations face fines of up to $500 dollars each, although school district outside attorney Kent Robison said a settlement is in the works.

The Attorney General’s office has offered a settlement and board members will hold an open meeting September 9 to discuss paying $250 dollars per violation, per board member.
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