"Stay on the board and do a good job, but step down from your leadership as president so we can get on with educating children," said Oakar. She decried any comparison of Obama to Hitler, recalling a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp that she viewed as "the worst place I have ever known."
The exchange during public comment by Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Jerid Kurtz got heated, with several Terhar allies noting that the original post did not specifically link Obama to Hitler.
Several board members conceded that they were unfamiliar with how Facebook works, didn't have Facebook pages, intentionally eschewed the social media site or did not see the original post.
Kurtz, whose party has sent fundraising pleas around the scandal and filed a lawsuit against Terhar, said the longer string of Facebook posts that Terhar shared was about Obama's gun-control proposals in Washington.
Board member Kathleen McGervey vigorously defended Terhar and said the Hitler conflict had "made a mockery" of what the education policy panel is supposed to be about.
"Debe is a gracious, gracious woman, a woman of class and dignity, and she should not step down," McGervey said. "I think that most of the people who are calling for her resignation are hypocrites."
Monday's meeting was relocated from the campus of the Ohio School for the Deaf to the Ohio Department of Education's headquarters, which has security guards. The department says the move is unrelated.
Democrats rallied protesters to gather outside.
Terhar has acknowledged she made a mistake by sharing a photo of Hitler on Facebook while criticizing President Barack Obama's new gun-control efforts. She maintained she wasn't trying to compare Obama to the Nazi leader.