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Reno newspaper wants probe of school boss ouster

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Updated: 7/25/2014 11:12 am

RENO (AP) — The Reno Gazette-Journal is asking Nevada's attorney general to investigate whether the Washoe County school board violated the open-meetings law when it ousted school superintendent Pedro Martinez.

The school district's board of trustees issued a statement Tuesday announcing Martinez had been "relieved of his duties" effective immediately, then clarified a day later he had been placed on paid administrative leave pending any formal action.

The board plans to address the matter at a meeting next week.

Martinez says he was fired after an illegal, private meeting of six of the seven board members who accused him of lying about whether he was a certified public accountant, which he maintains he is.

Board member Howard Rosenberg is defending the move. He says the public doesn't know the whole story.


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