LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burke may reconsider his retirement, announced just last week.
The school district released a statement saying, "Dr. Burke’s plans as of today are still to retire. However, there are some critical medical tests that are to occur over the course of this month; once those results are in, he will be able to more confidently say whether or not he will have to end his term before June 30th or be able to work beyond the June 30th date, potentially fulfilling more or all his original contract."
Last week, the superintendent said he planned to retire for family and health reasons. This comes amidst allegations of misconduct against Burke.
At Tuesday's school board meeting, several people stepped up to the podium to throw their support behind Dr. Burke, and ask him to reconsider his retirement.
Board chair Mary Fischer says she hopes to have more information about the superintendent's decision at the next board meeting.