Board of Education

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Board of Education, Regular Monthly  Board Meeting, May 20, 6 PM, Medina High School, Distance Learning Lab

Board of Education Meetings

Any time the board meets as a whole (i.e., 3 or more of us), we must begin with a public meeting. This board normally schedules two meetings per month. We hold a "work session" on the first Monday, where we mostly have a freer-flowing discussion of issues, get reports from staff, and talk about what we need to be accomplishing. We normally don't take votes at this type of meeting, unless it is an emergency situation. These meetings are not televised. They generally occur in the media center of the high school.

Our second type of meeting is the "public meeting," usually held on the third Monday of the month at 6 PM. These are normally held in the Distance Learning Lab at Medina High School, are televised and recorded, and have space for public comment.

A "special meeting" is a meeting we call for when we need an additional meeting to handle important business that can't wait until our next regular meeting.

The public is invited to ALL of these types of meetings. When we say we will be entering "executive session," that is a private meeting of the board and whomever the board chooses to invite to attend the meeting. This portion of a meeting is not open to the public, and is strictly regulated by Ohio Revised Code (sec. 121.22) for what types of things may be discussed during these sessions (union negotiations, personnel matters, student discipline issues, land transfers, other private matters). When we go into executive session, we announce our general purpose for doing so. We can call for an executive session at any meeting. We try to give advanced notice that this is what will be happening, so community members know in advance and don't show up expecting a long public meeting when our purpose is to discuss matters in executive session. The usual practice is to handle our public business first, then enter executive session once all public business is completed for the meeting. At that point, those not invited to the session would be asked to leave, or we would move our meeting to a more private room, depending on the situation.

Dr. Karla Robinson, President, 330-990-7369,

Dr. Robinson and her family have lived in Medina since 2004. A native of Chardon, Ohio she holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and master's and doctorate in Communication from Northwestern University. She has served in the district as a room parent, PTO president, volunteer for Friends of Medina City Schools, and district-wide communications committee chair for the five-year strategic planning process in 2011.

She teaches communication courses for the University of Akron Wayne College at the Medina County University Center, and also teaches distance learning courses for Michigan State University.

She and her husband have one daughter in Medina City Schools. They enjoy cheering their daughter's Medina Makos swim team and recreation league basketball team.

Susan Vlcek, Vice President, 330-461-0491,

Mrs. Vlcek, her husband Ron and their five children have lived in Medina since 1987. She holds a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and a master's degree from Washington University in Social Work. She has served the district as room mother, PTO president, volunteer coordinator, tutor, member of various committees, and chairperson of levy campaigns.

She is the coordinator for Junior Leadership Medina County, a leadership development program for county teens. Susan is the co-chair of the South African Mission Partnership, based in northeastern Ohio. She is also quite active in her church, teaching Sunday School, leading Youth Fellowship, and taking high school students on summer mission trips. She is a recipient of both the Medina County Women of Distinction Award and the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award.

Mrs. Vlcek is one of two representatives of Medina City Schools on the Medina County Career Center Board of Education.

Doug Adamczyk, 330-485-6660,

Mr. Adamczyk has lived in the community since 2007 with his wife and two sons.  He graduated from Copley High School and has a Bachelor's of Business Administration, Management from the University of Cincinnati.  His wife was born and raised in Medina and is a graduate of Medina High School.

Mr. Adamczyk has been working in the mortgage industry for over 15 years.  He is currently the Regional Director at First Priority Financial, a mortgage lender.  In his role, he is responsible for managing and building multiple states in the eastern half of the United States.

In his spare time, he enjoys flying and aviation related activities.  He is licensed as a single engine pilot and is working on his license for hot air balloons.  During the summer and fall his family is active with many hot air balloon event throughout Ohio, Michigan, and New York.


 Tom Cahalan,

Bill Grenfell, 330-723-4860,

Mr. Grenfell has served on the Board since 2008. He and his wife Caroline have lived in Medina since 1986. They have three daughters, two graduates of Medina City Schools and one currently at Medina High School. Mr. Grenfell has Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) degree from the University of Akron. Professionally, Mr. Grenfell works in Finance for a major corportaion.

Since 1993, he has volunteered in many capacities for the Medina City Schools, in the classroom at the Kindergarten Center, the Fenn and Claggett PTOs, After-Prom, and Junior Achievement. Mr Grenfell has also volunteered with the Medina City Schools Foundation and served as President in 2006-2007. While on the Foundation, Mr. Grenfell helped start the Medina College Access Program, the membership program and the quarterly newsletter. Outside of Medina City Schools, from 1993-2008 he has been a volunteer coach for the Medina Soccer Association, Lady Knights Soccer and Medina Youth Basketball Association.