Superintendent Steve Green brought Brown to the district in January 2016 as his interim human capital management chief, to head the renamed human resources department. The pair had previously worked together at Kansas City Public Schools.
Brown thanked the district in a release Tuesday where he mentioned dealing with "health challenges."
District officials won’t say what work Brown’s done in his absence or whether he’ll be made to report to the district office for his new position. Brown is ineligible for paid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act because he worked for the district less than 12 months before he took leave from his position.
The district has not responded to several requests for information or interviews related to Brown's employment, although the state's open records law says records should be made available "without delay."