GARDEN VALLEY - Garden Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Tomlin has been placed on paid administrative leave. The decision came Tuesday during an executive session of a school board meeting.
According to Idaho World Reporter Kathleen Wilson, who was at the meeting, board member Rob Hazen moved to go into executive session, something not on the board’s agenda. Board member Alan Ward seconded the motion and the body went into executive session. A move Wilson says appeared unexpected to Tomlin and the Chair of the Board Terry Elmore.
When the board came out of executive session, they closed the meeting. It wasn’t until later that word leaked out that it was in that executive session that the board voted to put Tomlin on paid administrative leave. Since the decision is a personnel matter the board’s reason for placing him on leave will not be released publicly.
KTVB's Scott Evans called the district offices and asked for Tomlin. He was told that he was not there because he was placed on leave.
We have tried contacting the members of the board, but so far they have not been available for comment.
Since early 2010, a group in Garden Valley has worked to remove Tomlin from his position. The school board has faced a handful of recalls and turnover since Tomlin was hired.
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