Burke to resign as Lee School Superintendent
FOX 4 Staff
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Fox 4 News has learned Embattled Lee County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Burke sent a letter to school board members announcing his intentions to retire in June.
Burke has been in the middle of a Fox 4 News investigation for more than a year involving one of his top aides Deedara Hicks. Several school district employees claim Burke protected Hicks from an investigation involving her alleged abuse of alcohol.
Burke has also come under attack from school board members for using money meant for classrooms for pay raises.
School board member Don Armstrong tells Fox 4 he's unhappy with Burke's decision to step down. He blames what he calls "vicious attacks" from other board members for Burke's decision to retire.