LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County School District says Dr Deedara Hicks and Dr. Alberto Rodriguez are on administrative leave. Hicks is the Executive Director of the Southzone. Rodriquez is Chief Administrative Officer. The District has not given an exact reason for the action. However, this comes on the first day of Lee County's new Superintendent, Doctor Nancy Graham.
Hicks has been at the center of an investigation over allegations she was drunk on the job in August 2011. The State decided not to take action against Hicks. Rodriguez was second in command to former Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burke, who stepped down for health reasons.
We reached out to Hicks and Rodriguez but have not yet gotten a response.