Community Leaders Announce Recall of Washoe County School Distri - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Community Leaders Announce Recall of Washoe County School District Trustees

Posted: Updated:
Early Wednesday morning two actions against Washoe County School District Trustees involving ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez began. In south Reno, Perry Di Loreto and a large group of high powered community leaders decided to officially announce a recall of those trustees; and in Midtown Reno, Advocate Leslie Mix sent out a call to action to the Hispanic community here.

"I am enthused by the energy in that room yesterday," Di Loreto said. "And we are ready for this. We are hiring an attorney, setting up a web page and getting organized. I am a methodical person; it's more important to do it right than to do it right now. But we are serious."

He said since the decision, the e-mails and offers of support and help have been nonstop.

"There will be a recall," he said. "And I am taking this opportunity to tell the community it's coming. Once we are organized and ready we will give those trustees a chance to resign and save this community money on a special election. But I want everyone to understand we have the money and the support and the resources to get this done."

He said it will be a grassroots effort and that the community will have to get involved to help collect the signatures on petitions. And because time is short between now and deadlines for the November election, he said it will have to be a special election instead.

Also this morning, Leslie Mix sent out her call to action in a letter targeting two goals: having Pedro Martinez reinstated as the Washoe School Superintendent and removing six of the district's seven trustees.

"I've already heard from a lot of people," Mix said. "This is starting now. People are gathering to ride in to the center of the storm."

That storm of course hit trustees hard yesterday as community members and leaders told them how they felt about the trustees’ recent actions and business dealing.

"Someone needs to tell us that's going on," Mix said. "Lawsuits or no lawsuits these are elected officials who oversee our children's education. C'mon. Man up!"

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.