Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack D. Dale, 64, had a medical emergency late Tuesday, resulting in him being transported to a local hospital.
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, school officials were not releasing any information about what type of medical emergency Dale had.
“His condition is unchanged. That’s the extent of what we’re saying,” schools spokesman John Torre said. “We’re optimistic that he’ll be back to work [before his retirement date].”
Dale, who became superintendent in 2004, is set to retire at the end of June. He made this announcement nearly two years ago.
His replacement, Karen Garza of the Lubbock Independent School District, was announced in April. Garza will start work July 1.
“Deputy Superintendent Richard Moniuszko will manage the duties of the superintendent’s office in Dr. Dale’s absence,” wrote School Board Chairman Ilryong Moon (At-large) in a released statement. “On behalf of the entire FCPS community, our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Dale and his family and we look forward to his return.”