Board will pay off Martinez

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees originally wanted Superintendent Pedro Martinez gone, and that’s exactly what’s about to happen, but it’ll be costly. The Board yesterday decided to buy out the rest of Martinez’s contract, to resolve a dispute between Martinez and the board. A judge suggested it would be best if the two sides parted ways. Martinez will be paid for salary and benefits for 15 months, which totals more than a half-million-dollars, and the district will pay his attorney fees of $80,000. He’ll be gone before the end of the year. Martinez had filed a lawsuit after the board dismissed him, then reinstated him.