Milton schools appoints Rusch as interim superintendent
The Milton School District is moving forward with a temporary replacement for Superintendent Mike Garrow, who was placed on leave in October.
The school board in a special meeting Thursday night named longtime Milton East Elementary School Principal Theresa Rusch interim superintendent.
In a news release, the board said it was glad to appoint Rusch to the position, noting that she had planned to retire at the end of the year.
Board President Rob Roy could not be reached late Thursday for details about how the district would compensate Rusch or how it would handle her positions at East and Consolidated elementary schools, where she is principal.
The district still is paying Garrow full pay and benefits. He is on an approved leave of absence through June 30.
The district initially put Garrow on leave after it received a “verbal complaint” Oct. 9 or Oct. 10 about Garrow’s conduct, Roy said. It wasn’t until Oct. 12 that Roy gave Garrow a notice that he was put on leave pending an investigation of his conduct by a board-appointed attorney.
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