Milton superintendent being paid for leave
MILTON—Milton Superintendent Mike Garrow is being paid while he is on administrative leave for the rest of the school year, school board President Rob Roy confirmed today.
Garrow has been on leave since mid-October, and will remain on leave until June 2013.
Garrow has said that that the leave has allowed him time to grapple with his father’s death earlier this fall, and that going forward, it will allow him to pursue his dreams.
He has declined to say whether he plans to return to work at the district, and the district has declined to comment on any details of Garrow’s leave, including whether any part of it is disciplinary.
Meanwhile, the board has held six closed session meetings since the end of last school year to discuss Garrow’s employment evaluation, district officials said.
The Gazette last week filed an open records request with the district seeking records that show whether Garrow’s leave is paid and details about the leave agreement, as well as evaluation materials for Garrow and his full employment contract.
The district has not yet responded to that request, in part because of a legal requirement that allows Garrow five days to respond in kind to parts of the request with additional information, officials said.
Roy last week refused to tell the public whether Garrow was being paid while on leave. He now says that in retrospect, he could have volunteered that information. He indicated that he didn’t because he was being careful to protect the privacy of a district employee.
The board is meeting tonight in closed session to discuss appointing an interim superintendent, but Roy said that it likely will not make a final decision tonight.