WCSD Superintendent Pedro Martinez relieved of duties

      UPDATE: 6:28 p.m.
      RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Jon Ralston, of Ralston Reports, has tweeted a possible reason Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties.

      Ralston tweeted: "Good source: Washoe Superintendent Martinez was accused of misrepresenting his credentials, was escorted out of his office."

      Then, Ralston tweeted a possible confirmation: "Martinez confirms story I was told: 'There is no basis for it. They completely violated my contract.' He is hiring a lawyer."

      Ralston tweeted further, "Martinez says allegations surround whether he has misrepresented himself as CPA. He also said skl (school) officials 'harassed me, threatening, how bad this would be for me and my family (if he did not leave).' This is going to be very ugly."

      RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. The WCSD Board of Trustees is in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, specific details cannot be disclosed.

      For a short period of time, as the Board of Trustees considers its options, the district will be led by co-managers-Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis, who will oversee educational programs, and Chief of Staff Kristen McNeill, who will oversee operations.

      According to WCSD officials, the decision was based on discussion that began today and is not related to the firing of former WCSD Police Chief Mike Mieras.

      Board member Howard Rosenberg confirmed the decision, saying that Martinez's release and the Mike Mieres situation are two completely separate situations, and are not related in anyway. Rosenberg said that this is a personnel issue, and is not at liberty to discuss the details.