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Washoe County School District To Buy Out Superintendent's Contract


The Washoe County school board has voted to buy out the contract of School Superintendent Pedro Martinez to end months of legal and political wrangling sparked by his initial firing in July.

The board voted to purchase the remainder of Martinez' contract, plus legal fees which is roughly $500,000 dollars.

Tensions stem from the board's decision July 22 to fire Martinez after questioning him about his status as a certified public accountant.

He later returned to the job.

The Nevada Attorney General determined state open meeting laws were violated in the firing.

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