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November 23, 2014

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Washoe County School Board relieves superintendent of duties

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez has been relieved of duty as superintendent of the Washoe County School District, the school district has tweeted.

Here is the text from a school district release:

"Effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. We are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, we cannot share specific details.

"For a short period of time, as the Board of Trustees considers its options, the District will be led by co-managers-Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis, who will oversee educational programs, and Chief of Staff Kristen McNeill, who will oversee operations.

"The structure remains in place for the daily operations of the school district, and our 8,000 employees remain dedicated-as they always have been-to the education and well-being of our 63,000 students.

"The Board of Trustees' primary responsibility is the governance of the school district, while keeping the trust of the public, and above all, ensuring the well-being of our children and staff."

Washoe County is Nevada's second-largest public school district, behind the Clark County School District. Martinez, a former deputy superintendent with CCSD, has been superintendent of Washoe County schools since August 2012.

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