Reflecting on Milton’s superintendent flap
So given what public records the Milton School District finally released Friday, after repeated Gazette open-records requests, what can residents make of the flap over Superintendent Mike Garrow?
Was the board right to place him on leave through the end of the school year and to pay him to sit home, as well as a $35,000 severance to resign at the end of this school year (this is the first year of his two-year contract)?
Complaints of Garrow’s possible improper fraternization during social events in part triggered an investigation when the board first placed Garrow on paid leave. The investigator’s report says the complaints were unfounded. The investigator also looked into a “possibly inappropriate” photo of a female friend that Garrow accessed on a school computer in June and showed to some staff members.
If the fraternization wasn’t a fatal flaw and neither was this incident with the photo, residents might wonder why he's being paid to not work.
Does Garrow deserve the “nightmare” he has become embroiled in, or did the school board overreact?
We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Wednesday.