RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Washoe County School Board has agreed to
pay the new superintendent of schools at least $238,000 a year.
The board approved the new four-year contract this week for
Pedro Martinez, the former deputy superintendent in Clark County
who takes over his new job on Aug. 1.
In addition to the base pay, the contract provides for
performance-based bonuses of up to nearly $24,000 each year. It's
similar to the contract that was held by his predecessor, Heath
Martinez also will receive a vehicle for his use, full health
and medical coverage for him and his family and a qualified
It will make him the second-highest paid superintendent in the
state, trailing only Clark County Superintendent Dwight Jones. His
base pay last year was $282,000.