Both the principal and an assistant principal for Edison High School are on paid administrative leave, Stockton Unified officials confirmed Tuesday.
Edison Principal Chris Anderson was placed on leave Jan. 27, while Assistant Principal Christina Fugazi was placed on leave Friday, district spokesperson Melinda Meza told Stocktonia.
The district declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding why the administrators have been relieved of their duties.
Kristi Lee, another of the high school’s four assistant principals, has stepped in as acting Edison principal, Meza said. According to her bio on the district’s website, Lee taught at Edison for 19 years before becoming an assistant principal.
The district says someone will be taking over Fugazi’s duties but who that will be has yet to be confirmed, Meza said.
Anderson has been Edison’s principal since 2018, Meza said. He was appointed as the district’s COVID-19 coordinator in November 2020, according to The Record.
Fugazi, who has been an assistant principal at Edison since 2021, is a longtime educator. She also recently termed out as a Stockton councilmember, ending her two-term, eight-year tenure as the city’s vice mayor.
The former city councilor did not immediately respond to requests for comment.