July 23, 2016

Mostly clear

Treasurer’s contract up for discussion

MEDINA — The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Medina school board includes a recommendation of a five-year contract for district Treasurer Jim Hudson.

But school board President Karla Robinson said the issue may not come up for a vote.

“We have to have some discussion before we can decide what we want to do,” she said. “It’s fair to say the issue may not move forward.”

The proposed contract would run from Aug. 1, 2014, to July 31, 2019, according to the agenda.

Robinson said the agenda posted on the board’s website is a draft. She said the agenda is approved at the start of the meeting and it’s possible the item may be removed.

Robinson said a copy of the proposed contract is not available and she declined to comment on whether it included a raise for Hudson.

“I don’t feel comfortable discussing it because I don’t know how the other members feel about the contract,” Robinson said.

Hudson was hired as treasurer in January 2012 at a salary of $90,500.

In August 2012, he took on the job as treasurer for Cloverleaf schools in a cost-saving move. Cloverleaf agreed to pay the Medina district $69,000 for the shared service.

Tonight’s meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the distance learning lab at Medina High School, 777 E. Union St.

Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.

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Loren Genson was The Gazette's senior reporter. From August 2012 through September 2015, she covered Brunswick city and state and national government. To contact The Gazette, call the managing editor at (330) 721-4065.