WCSD starts busy week with first day of school

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Updated: 8/11/2014 5:26 pm

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV)

Almost three weeks after he was relieved of his duties, Superintendent Pedro Martinez spent the morning visiting more than a half dozen Washoe County schools.

He spoke with parents, faculty and staff in the midst of his lawsuit against the school board and school district.

“I’m hoping that me coming back just shows good faith effort that I’m going to do my part to reconcile,” says Martinez.

The superintendent says his top priority, for now, is focusing on the school year, children and schools.

“We have a lot of challenges in our state but we also have amazing opportunities,” says Martinez. “Last year we had a record number of children graduating, record number of children going into higher universities.”

Tomorrow, the school board of trustees will meet to discuss Pedro Martinez’s lawsuit against the board with an agenda item regarding the contract of outside attorney Kent Robison who represents the school district against Martinez’s lawsuit.

Trustee Estela Gutierrez hopes the board and Martinez can reconcile their differences.

“I’m only here for my last four months as a trustee and my focus is, ‘How can we move forward despite whether they are mistakes?’ or what have you.”

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