Board of Trustees to vote on settlement offer to Pedro Martinez

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Updated: 8/20/2014 11:20 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- A settlement between the Washoe County School Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez could come as soon as next week.

According to the district's outside Attorney Kent Robison, the Board of Trustees will vote to offer Superintendent Martinez a $25,000 settlement in his lawsuit against the district. Robison said this is an offer of judgment, meaning it gives Martinez incentive to settle his $1 million case.

The settlement will be voted on at next Tuesday's board meeting. If approved by the Board of Trustees, Martinez will have ten days to either accept or decline the offer.

Robison said because Martinez returned to work, his breach of contract claims are invalid. Therefore, if Martinez declines the $25,000 settlement, he could be liable for school board attorney fees, depending on the outcome of his lawsuit. That amount, Robison said, could reach $200,000.

At a board meeting last week, Martinez said he is open to moving beyond this situation. He wants an apology from the Board of Trustees regarding him being relieved of his duties on July 22.
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TheGumption - 8/21/2014 11:11 AM
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The Board of Trustees created this situation with their illegal action. Instead of just throwing out a random settlement number, they should get the actual bill, pay it, and be done.

Paladin - 8/21/2014 10:07 AM
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The extreme level of vitriol from Tonysam evidences an obvious grudge against and likely some history with this school board. Sour grapes ex employee perhaps.

tonysam - 8/21/2014 7:29 AM
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I'd like to see him take this corrupt board all the way to trial. People then would know the truth about what a filthy, lawless outfit WCSD is. 25K is a pittance and an insult. Martinez should settle only if the people responsible for breaching his contract and violating state law resign along with the district shyster attorney who "advised" them that breaking the law and breaching a contract was perfectly legal.

sierra11 - 8/21/2014 12:42 AM
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Kramer - 8/20/2014 6:40 PM
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ignorant comments about a botched hatchet job belong on retro TV, not a 'news' 4rum. That's right, Hatchet Job. PC that!

Paladin - 8/20/2014 4:30 PM
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TOO bad they couldn't get rid of this clown and make it stick.

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