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Greg Peck
November 15, 2012

Does the Milton School Board earn a passing grade for this week’s stopgap measures to help teachers dealing with large classes?

What grade does it deserve in transparency related to not telling district residents whether they’re footing the bill for Superintendent Mike Garrow’s leave of absence.

Garrow’s leave started Oct. 15. During a closed-door meeting Monday, the board and Garrow decided “mutually” to extend his leave to June 30, 2013.

In the past two months, the board met in closed sessions five other times to evaluate Garrow.

Board President Rob Roy won’t say whether the closed sessions involved discipline discussions. That secrecy is allowed under state law related to personnel matters.

However, is it fair to taxpayers not to disclose whether they’re paying Garrow’s salary and benefits while he’s absent almost an entire school year?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Friday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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