WCSD Superintendent May Return to Work

Pedro Martinez
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RENO, NV - An attorney for the Washoe County School District confirms a letter is being sent to former Superintendent Pedro Martinez based on problems with the meeting in which his ouster was discussed with trustees last week. The letter is a request for him to return to his job.

Attached to this story is a copy of the letter, plus a statement from the school board regarding the issue.

Attorney Kent Robison, representing the district, says if his clients take his advice, this move simply means the process will start all over again.

According to Martinez, his contract states: if the trustees want to let him go "with cause", he must get at least 10 days notice, at which point a public hearing will take place where both sides could state their case.

Robison says the board could choose to have that public hearing at which point a full review and disclosure of Martinez's job performance will take place in an open meeting.

The board would make a decision after that to retain Martinez or let him go.

Martinez is on administrative leave with pay.

Many of his supporters testified on his behalf in front of the trustees--accusing them of violating the open meeting law, and sending the school district into disarray.

KOLO 8 News Now will have more in this story as it develops.