We've all heard about athletes getting lucrative signing bonuses, but a similar bonus for a school superintendent ? That's what has happened in the Medina City School District. The school board has offered superintendent Randy Stepp a new contract worth $186,000, plus an $83,000 signing bonus so he doesnt seek a job elsewhere.
That revelation left Medina City Teachers Association President John Leatherman dumbfounded. Leatherman says its especially upsetting because Medina teachers have given concessions in their contracts over the last several years.
Leatherman says 407 Medina teachers will be voting on a tentative contract agreement with the school board next week and he's hoping the teachers will show they care about the schools and community by ratifying the contract. He says the Medina Board Of Education has failed to be transparent with the community about the superintendent's contract.