Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Washoe County School District in Hot Water With AG

As expected, the Nevada Attorney General's office has come down on the Board of Trustees of the Washoe County School District and has filed an absolutely damning complaint against the Board.

You can read the complaint at the link.

"Highlights":

- Trustees staging discussions of personnel matters during a "legal meeting," which is a type of meeting where a public body can only discuss litigation or potential litigation.

- Making a decision during the July 22 "legal meeting" to consider Martinez's alleged misconduct in a public hearing.

- Asking Martinez to attend a "legal meeting" with the trustees and their in-house counsel, which is prohibited by state law.

- The trustees' decision to terminate the superintendent's contract without public notice or agenda.

- Making an offer of $100,000 to get Martinez to voluntarily resign.

- After Martinez refused, making another offer of $200,000 as a result of more deliberation by the school board.

The Board's violations were flagrant, but of course to somebody like me it is absolutely no surprise at all.

The $500 apiece sanction is chicken feed compared to what they should get.




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