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Medina schools superintendent faces 1 p.m. deadline for hearing
Embattled Superintendent Randy Stepp must present evidence why he should not be fired before a 3 p.m. meeting.
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Applauding the school board's decision Thursday to begin the potential termination process, parent Mark Kuhar, and grandparent Keith Trojack, say the entire ordeal has strengthened Medina Schools. School board candidate Angie Kovacs and 20-year language arts teacher Al DiTommaso also feel Stepp's removal is for the best.
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Medina City Schools’ Superintendent Randy Stepp has until 1 p.m. today to appear for a hearing on why he should not be fired, following the release of a special state audit that questions about $1 million in expenditures. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
At 3 p.m. today, the Medina City Board of Education will decide whether to suspend Randy Stepp without pay and formally begin termination proceedings. At its meeting last Thursday, the board gave him until 1 to present evidence that he not be fired.

Stepp was suspended WITH pay in April after it was revealed that the board had approved an $83,000 signing bonus, and that Stepp had gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars for everything from candy and gum to grad school tuition. Stepp has maintained that the money was properly authorized and is suing the board.

Teachers’ Union President John Leatherman says, as of Sunday night, he had not heard that Stepp had responded to the hearing request. And he says the general feeling among teachers is now-

“Enough is enough. Relief that it’s finally coming to an end here. It’s been a long ordeal. Especially with the school levy on everybody’s minds.”

In the wake of the revelations about the signing bonus, public uproar led board members to resign and the district to pull a levy from the May ballot. The levy is back on for Nov. 5th, and by next spring, the board will have all new members from the one that approved Stepp’s contracts.
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