Civil lawsuit filed against Medina City Schools superintendent, school board

MEDINA, Ohio - A civil lawsuit has been filed in the ongoing dispute over the contract of Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp.

It was filed by a citizen and is also against the Medina City School District Board of Education.

The lawsuit claims the contract that was entered into between the school board and the superintendent should be voided because Ohio's Open Meetings Act was violated. A meeting about Stepp's contract was held, according to the suit, without notifying the public properly.

Stepp's contract requires the board to pay the cost of his old college degrees as well as a MBA that he recently received from Case Western Reserve University.

Board members had said they did not know how high a bill Stepp had run up.

Stepp is currently on administrative leave. The school district currently has an interim superintendent.



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