July 23, 2016

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State auditor issues update on ESC carryover fund

MEDINA — Medina school board President Karla Robinson said she and the other board members received a status update Wednesday from State Auditor Dave Yost’s Office on the special audit of the district’s carryover fund held by the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center.

Robinson said she could not comment on any information communicated during the status update.

“We are prohibited by law from discussing anything released to us in the status update,” she said.

The board also met with their attorneys in executive session.

The board requested a special audit of Superintendent Randy Stepp’s spending from the carryover fund.

Stepp was placed on paid leave in April, pending the completion of the audit.

In addition to the carryover fund, the board also asked the state to audit one month’s bill of Stepp’s American Express card — one of two credit cards he was issued in 2006, the year he was hired, to pay for district expenses.

The December 2007 bill covers charges made between Nov. 10 and Dec. 10.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.