Washoe School Board Did Break Open Meeting Law, Again

Jan 12, 2016

The Washoe County Schools Board of Trustees.
Credit Washoe County School District

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt says the board of trustees for Washoe County Schools did break the state's open meeting law last March. 

At that meeting, board members approved a motion to hire Traci Davis as superintendent for the district. The problem is that they didn't inform the public that they would be taking that vote. 

Within mere hours, the board rescinded Davis's appointment. They ultimately hired Davis at their next meeting in April after including appropriate notification in that meeting's agenda. 

Because the board took immediate corrective action, Attorney General Laxalt has agreed to settle with the district instead of seeking prosecution...as long as the board does not violate the open meeting law for at least a year. 

Back in 2014, the school board also broke that same law with its improper firing of then-superintendent Pedro Martinez.