MANATEE COUNTY – Amid an investigation into a new software program, Manatee County School’s Deputy Superintendent for Operations Ron Ciranna has put in for retirement.

Ciranna was suspended from his post by Superintendent Cynthia Saunders in August as she launched an investigation into a major software implementation Ciranna was leading that was millions of dollars over budget and way behind schedule.

According to the Herald Tribune, the Manatee County School Board must approve the retirement.

Ciranna served as deputy superintendent for operations for a little over two years.