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Survey under way for new Washoe superintendent

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A community survey approved last week by the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees has been launched for community input.

The survey will be open through June 18 and will provide anonymous feedback to the Board, according to a news release.

It’s intended to gather public insight on the skills, expertise and personal qualities needed in the next district superintendent.

Students, teachers, parents, employers, volunteers and others may take the survey at respondnow.info/WCSD. It is available in English and Spanish.

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In addition, paper and pencil hard copies in Spanish and English are available at The Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, The Children’s Cabinet in Reno, and the Neil Road and Evelyn Mount Community Centers in Reno, as well as Washoe County library branches in Downtown Reno, Sparks, Sierra View, Spanish Springs, Northwest Reno, South Valleys, North Valleys and Incline Village.

“We are really hoping that everyone who has an interest in our kids and their success takes the time to respond to the survey,” School Board President John Mayer said in a statement.

The Board of Trustees contracted with Simon and Associates, led by former Washoe County Manager Katy Simon, and InfoSearch International to conduct the independent survey.

The new leader would replace former Superintendent Pedro Martinez, who the School Board tried to fire last July for allegedly falsifying his accounting credentials.

According to reports, the district ended up paying Martinez a $700,000 settlement due legal action, and the state levied fines against the six board members present at the July meeting for breaking Nevada’s Open Meeting Law.


 

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