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Complaint filed after CCSD superintendent hiring

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Pat Skorkowsky was tabbed as the new CCSD superintendent during a continuation of a CCSD Board of Trustees meeting.  (May 21, 2013/FOX5) Pat Skorkowsky was tabbed as the new CCSD superintendent during a continuation of a CCSD Board of Trustees meeting. (May 21, 2013/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A 21-page complaint has been submitted to the Nevada Attorney General's Office about the Clark County School District and the decision to hire Pat Skorkowsky as its new superintendent.

FOX5 obtained a copy of the document that was filed on Thursday by Kevinn Donovan, of Henderson, NV. Donovan ran for a seat on the school board in the November election in District A, but lost to Deanna Wright.

The Open Meeting Law Complaint filed by Donovan claims the seven trustees of the Clark County School Board violated the law by appointing a superintendent without proper notice as required under Nevada law. Donovan is requesting that the entire board be removed for violating the law and that the hiring of Skorkowsky be voided.

In summary, the document states that the district and the board did not give sufficient notice of their plan of action in advance of hiring Skorkowsky. Donovan claims the board was deeply divided about how to conduct their search prior to their meeting on May 21.

"Nowhere did it specifically say that they were going to make a motion or vote to make Pat Skorkowsky the superintendent," Donovan said. "Nowhere did it say that they were going to interview him like a job interview. It just was non-existent."

FOX5 on Friday learned the school board has added an item to the June 3 agenda revisiting the vote on Skorkowsky. A new vote will take place on whether to enter into contract negotiations with him. The agenda item will include public comment.

Donovan said he will not withdraw his complaint even with the new agenda item because he wants the attorney general's office to make a specific clarification on the open meeting law.

He's open to Skorkowsky being superintendent if he is the best person for the job, but wants a competitive process.

"As a parent I just want the strongest leader to lead the school district," Donovan said. "You're not gonna know who's available if you don't open it up and see who applies."

CCSD told FOX5 Friday they had not yet seen a copy of the complaint and had no comment.

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