September 2, 2014

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Former Medina superintendent Randy Stepp drops lawsuit against auditor

Randy Stepp

Nick Glunt and Nancy Johnson | The Gazette MEDINA — Former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp dropped his lawsuit against Ohio Auditor David Yost, school officials said Monday. The school board voted to fire Stepp in October after a special state audit reported $4,121 in illegal spending by Stepp and $1.5 million that was either Read More…

Medina Schools: Superintendent Randy Stepp is gone but lawsuits remain

MEDINA — While there is no indication the resignation of former Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp will have any effect on his lawsuits against the district winding their way through the courts, one thing is clear — both sides are saving money as a result of his action. The school board voted to fire Stepp Read More…

Former superintendent Randy Stepp issues resignation to Medina Schools

Randy Stepp

The Medina Board of Education accepted a resignation letter Monday from former Superintendent Randy Stepp. The letter was hand-delivered to board President Thomas Cahalan on April 25. In the one-paragraph letter, Stepp said he was resigning in response to a request from the school board: “Dear Medina City School District Board of Education: “You already Read More…

Board looks to help resident join lawsuit against Randy Stepp

Attorneys representing Medina school officials have filed a motion in federal court supporting a local resident’s request to join a lawsuit against former Superintendent Randy Stepp. J.R. Russell, a Medina attorney, filed a motion to intervene in the case against Medina Schools and the Board of Education in U.S. District Court in Akron. Russell argues Read More…

Randy Stepp sues to overturn state audit

Nick Glunt and Loren Genson | The Gazette MEDINA — Suspended Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp filed another lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Ohio Auditor’s Office of performing a biased and therefore illegal audit into his spending from a “carryover” fund held by the Medina County Schools’ Educational Service Center. The suit, filed in Medina County Read More…

School board moves to fire Superintendent Randy Stepp

To see a statement from the Medina school board, click here. Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson | The Gazette The Medina school board voted unanimously Thursday to begin the process to fire Superintendent Randy Stepp. The vote came after a two-hour executive session. “This decision is really based upon the conclusion of a long process of Read More…

Medina Schools to weigh Randy Stepp’s fate

The Medina school board will meet in closed executive session tonight to discuss whether Randy Stepp should be fired as a result of a special state audit, released Tuesday, that reported he had misspent at least $4,121. According to a meeting notice sent out Wednesday, the board will discuss “consideration and possible action on contract/employment Read More…

Board: Randy Stepp done in 2014

Randy Stepp

The Medina school board made the break with Superintendent Randy Stepp official Monday night by voting unanimously not to renew his contract when it expires next summer. “This board and I, myself, have experienced a loss of trust with Dr. Stepp,” board President Karla Robinson said. “This action would end Dr. Stepp’s tenure with Medina Read More…

Defendants respond to Randy Stepp legal suit

Randy Stepp

Medina school officials being sued by Superintendent Randy Stepp have filed their response in federal court denying Stepp’s allegations and countersuing him. Named in the suit are the Medina City School District, along with school board President Karla Robinson and board members Susan Vlcek, Doug Adamczyk and William Grenfell, who are being sued individually. Treasurer Read More…

Medina School Board could face legal action

Read the documents: • Agenda for Jan. 7 work session • Minutes for Jan. 7 work session • Revised minutes for Jan. 7 work session • New superintendent contract approved Jan. 7 Loren Genson and David Knox MEDINA — The first hint that Medina Schools Superintendent Randy Stepp had won a new contract didn’t come until more than two Read More…