Marvin Picollo School History

School Name History:
This school for special needs students was named for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marvin Picollo. Dr. Picollo was honored as one of America’s top school executives and
was nationally recognized for his pioneer work in special education. He was a teacher, counselor, school psychologist, Director of Special Education, and Superintendent of the Washoe County School District from 1966-1980. Dr. Picollo was actively involved with
many community projects, professional boards, and the Nevada State Legislature. He was instrumental in the development of the Truckee Meadows Community College. He was constantly aware that those he served first and foremost were children.
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Lloyd Diedrichsen Nancy Gomes
H. Elizabeth Lenz Robert McQueen
William A. O’Brien, III Edward L. Pine
Myra Ritter, Jerry Carr Whitehead
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Marvin Picollo
Opening Date: 1975
Architect: Hewitt & Wells
Contractor: Vasko and Associates, Inc.
Construction Cost: $911,900
Square Footage: 25,566
Cornerstone Dates: AD 1975, AL 5975
First Principal: Bob Gray
Physical Building Description:
Single story, frame construction with lath and plaster stucco finish and interior circulation corridors.