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WCSD Board Approves Settlement With Former WCSD Police Chief Mieras

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The Washoe County School Board has approved a settlement deal with former school police chief Mike Mieras after he was fired over the summer.

Mieras claimed in a lawsuit that he was fired under suspicious circumstances just 45 days shy of his 20-year mark.

On Tuesday, both parties confirmed they had reached an agreement and will not take the case into litigation.

As part of the settlement, the school district will retroactively reinstate Mieras back to August 15 providing that he formally retires by tomorrow. That will allow him to reach the 20-year mark and make him eligible for public employee retirement benefits.

The district will also give backpay to August 16 and pay all of Mieras' legal fees.

The total cost to the district comes to $129, 698.     

The school district released a statement after the preliminary agreement earlier this month. Explaining why they chose to settle. "The settlement was reached by all parties recognizing that litigation is expensive and outcomes are never a certainty. The Board of Trustees is anxious to focus their attention on school board business and the upcoming legislative session without being distracted or preoccupied with litigation."

We did reach out to Mieras and his attorney, but they didn't want to comment. Previously, Mieras had said he wasn't after money, but simply wanted his job back.
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