Fall River superintendent abruptly fired following closed door school board meeting

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FALL RIVER (WKOW) — A Columbia County school superintendent has been removed from his position for the second time in less than a decade.

Fall River School Superintendent Michael Garrow was fired Wednesday night after a closed door school board discussion that lasted four hours.

According to the school district, it all stemmed from something that happened outside of the district.

Beyond that, school officials from the 500-student district are tight lipped on the circumstances that led up to this firing.

Garrow had been working there since 2015.

It’s not the first time he’s been he’s been ousted as a superintendent of a school district.

According to a report from the Janesville Gazette, in 2013 the Milton School District investigated claims that Garrow had shown colleagues an inappropriate photo on a school computer.

When 27 News asked Garrow for comment, he said his firing from Fall River was not a similar situation to Milton.

Garrow’s termination was effective Wednesday.

The school board will be meeting on Monday to discuss next steps and potentially hiring a new superintendent.

In a statement Friday school board president Keith Miller said it will be difficult to find a replacement, especially at this time in the school year.

Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak

Social Media and Digital Content Manager, 27 News

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