Wed August 6, 2014
Building A Better School Board
In the wake of Pedro Martinez firing and subsequent reinstatement, the Washoe County school board has fielded criticism from stakeholders ranging from concerned parents to Nevada’s first lady.
Accused of, among other things, violating Nevada’s open meeting laws -- in this case at least, it looks like a school board failed to act in the best interests of the district. So much so that Assembly minority leader Pat Hickey has requested a bill that would change the make up of school boards in Nevada, so that a percentage of the board members are appointed.
Dr. Rich Mayer, author of How Not To Be A Terrible School Board Member: Lessons for School Administators and Board Members
Jose Solorio, former Clark County School Board member
Thad Ballard, school board president, Elko County
Carolyn Edwards, trustee, Clark County School District