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Geneva City School District Superintendent placed on administrative leave

Geneva City School District Superintendent Patricia Garcia will be on temporary leave from her role with the district.

The decision comes in light of a complaint the Board of Education received, which contains allegations regarding Garcia’s management of personnel.

The Board has appointed an acting superintendent, Kathleen Davis, to lead the school district until the investigation is concluded. An outside investigator has been appointed by the Board to investigate the complaint. Garcia has agreed to the need for her to be on temporary leave in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

“We are confident that engaging an outside investigator is the best course of action to respect and protect the rights of all involved,” said Board of Education President Stephanie Annear. Dr. Davis comes to us highly recommended, with experience as a superintendent and interim superintendent—we believe the district will be in good hands under her guidance.”

Davis will join the district on Wednesday, Sept. 29.