MEDINA, Ohio - The president of a northeast Ohio school board has resigned amid controversy over district spending and the superintendent's compensation, which included about $265,000 for his college education bills.
The local teachers association is criticizing the Medina board's oversight and how superintendent Randy Stepp handled the fund that supplied those payments for his education.
The Medina Gazette reports board members said they didn't realize the total was so high. They had encouraged his pursuit of a master's in business administration, which cost $93,000.
Board President Charles Freeman resigned Tuesday, calling the controversy a distraction from focusing on students. He says he hopes new leadership helps restore that focus.
The board was expected to talk about spending oversight Wednesday night in Medina.
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