Milton School District to release records on Garrow's leave
MILTON The Milton School District plans to release records that will shed more light on Superintendent Mike Garrow's leave and an agreement that allows him to be paid while not working for the rest of the school year.
School board President Rob Roy said Monday the district has mailed copies of the records to Garrow, along with an open records request The Gazette filed last week. The Gazette is seeking records detailing the leave agreement and an apparent complaint and board investigation dealing with Garrow's conduct.
Under state law, Garrow has five days to add information to the records. Roy estimated the records will be available early next week.
Roy's announcement comes after a strongly worded editorial in Sunday's Gazette that urged the district to comply with the newspaper's latest open records request or face a lawsuit.
This is the Gazette's second open records request on the matter. The district initially released some details about Garrow's leave, but it withheld details of the agreement and reasons for the leave.
At the time, Roy said those details were withheld under a state statute designed to protect the privacy of Garrow and his family.
Garrow was put on leave Oct. 12 pending an investigation of an Oct. 9 complaint about his conduct, officials said. The board and Garrow in November struck an agreement that allows Garrow to remain on fully paid leave through June 30.
The district last week appointed longtime district elementary school Principal Theresa Rusch as interim superintendent for the rest of the school year.