Milton School Board stays mum on whether district is paying for Garrow's leave
MILTON--The Milton School District has no legal basis to withhold information about whether Superintendent Mike Garrow is being paid while on leave, a media attorney told The Gazette today.
“There should be no question that the public is entitled to know whether he is being unpaid or if he’s sitting at home with taxpayers paying for it,” said Bob Dreps, a Madison attorney who advises media on records and access issues.
School District officials are being mum on whether Garrow is being paid while on an “approved leave of absence.”
School Board President Rob Roy refused Monday to tell reporters whether Garrow is being compensated during an approved leave that started Oct. 15 and the board and Garrow agreed Monday to extend to June 30, 2013.
The Gazette today filed an open records request with district officials seeking to obtain payroll records that would show whether Garrow has been paid for his leave since his leave began Oct. 15.
In the request, The Gazette also asked for records outlining the board and Garrow’s agreement for his ongoing leave, as well as records relating to his request for leave.
The Gazette in addition requested Garrow’s full employment contract as well as performance evaluation materials for Garrow since he started work in the district in 2011.
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