The last two Medina school board members who voted yes on a lucrative contract for their superintendent are stepping down.
Board President Karla Robinson and Vice President Susan Vlcek both posted statements to the district's website saying they'll leave next year. They approved a contract for Superintendent Randy Stepp that included a more than $80,000 signing bonus and hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan payments.
The big contract caused public outcry and the board yanked it over Sunshine Law concerns, causing Stepp to sue the district. Board members placed Stepp on administrative leave in April over questions about spending from a fund he directed at the Medina County Schools' Educational Service Center. They also postponed a school levy, placing it on the November ballot instead of going to the voters in May.
Robinson says she wants to transition to a new board responsibly. She'll stay on through the end of May while Vlcek will leave in January.