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Milton superintendent on 'approved leave'

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staff, Gazette
October 30, 2012

— Few details are available, but the Milton School District says Superintendent Mike Garrow is continuing a paid leave that started two weeks ago.

Garrow, who has been at the helm of the district since fall 2011, has been on "approved leave" since Oct. 15, school board President Rob Roy and district Human Resources Director Chris Tukiendorf said Monday.

In an Oct. 18 phone interview, Garrow told The Gazette he requested—and the district approved—paid leave so he could handle personal matters pertaining to the death of a family member.

Roy has declined to discuss that situation in detail, saying only the leave is "a personal thing." Roy said in an earlier interview there was no end date established for Garrow's leave.

Roy on Monday confirmed Garrow still is on leave, but he did not elaborate. Roy said administrators were handling Garrow's responsibilities during his leave.

The school board has met in closed session three times this month, including Monday, to discuss an issue posted as "District Administrator Evaluation." The board also met in closed session Sept. 21 to discuss the issue.

Roy said previously the earlier closed sessions dealt with issues unrelated to Garrow's current leave, but he declined to offer more details.



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