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Nevada bill would modify school boards

Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, said Friday he is requesting a bill for the 2015 legislative session to consider changes to the way county school boards operate in the wake of the Washoe County School Board’s failed attempt to fire Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

Washoe County benches school superintendent

Pedro Martinez, the former deputy superintendent of Clark County School District who resigned in 2012 to become superintendent of Washoe County School District, has been relieved of duty “effective immediately,” according to the Northern Nevada school system.