Jeanne Smith

Milton principal placed on leave

The Milton School District has placed a school principal on administrative leave, pending an investigation into an encounter the principal had with a student with autism last month.  A Janesville police incident report released Wednesday reveals Superintendent Tim Schigur put Harmony Elementary School Principal Jeanne Smith on leave directly after school staff reported witnessing Smith “physically restraining” the boy using her hands and feet.  Police say the incident happened inside a quiet “time-out room” at the school on Janesville's northeast side, while the second grade student was having a “tantrum.” Schigur told The Gazette Smith remains on administrative leave, but he would not say if she's being paid on leave. He also says he hopes people refrain from passing judgement until the investigation is complete and all the facts are in.