Medina school levy passes amid controversy with superintendent Randy Stepp

MEDINA, Ohio - A five-year 5.9 mill emergency levy in for the Medina City School District passed Tuesday.

It's been eight years since residents passed a property tax increase. A scandal over Superintendent's Randy Stepp's employer contract has plagued the district this year.

The Ohio Auditor of State released a report last month that indicated Stepp misused more than $4,000 in district money. He was placed on administrative leave in April, until he was terminated in October.

The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $17 a month.

The passage of the levy prevented officials from closing a school next year, and will restore some bussing for students.

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