Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Happy 4th of July everyone! On this day please remember our men and women currently serving in the U.S. Military who are so proudly and bravely fighting out on the front lines, so that we don’t have to. They will miss all the great family cookouts, parades, and even fireworks. Today let’s demonstrate our gratitude to all of them, by displaying our flags in honor of their selfless service and sacrifice. Display your flags for all our veterans who served and especially for those that never got to return to their families. Thank you to all of our soldiers, veterans, and their families. We enjoy freedom every day because of them! Happy Birthday America!!!


Members of the North Royalton Alumni Association gathered on June 28th afternoon to break ground on the Bell Tower Courtyard Project, which after nearly five years of fundraising, they have enough donations to start construction on a replica tower to house a bell that once was a part of the Royalton Road school before 1972. The bell was rung when the football team won a Friday night game and served as a gathering place before classes began. When the building was demolished sometime in the 1970s, the bell was thought to be lost. However, years later, someone found the bell among debris in an administration building warehouse. Since then the alumni association has been selling bricks which will be placed around the tower to help fund the project. Nearly 350 bricks have been sold thus far. The plan is to have an outside tower that is about 15 feet tall with a small courtyard which stand near the media center entrance of the high school. The project is slated to be completed before the start of new school year. If you like to purchase a brick please contact Dick Fowler, a 1951 NRHS graduate and project chairman, at (440) 230-1275. Order forms are also available at the board office, 6579 Royalton Road.
On June 30th the School Board met for a Special School Board Meeting. The Board approved Appropriation Adjustments, Transfer/Advances, Final 2009-2010 Fund Appropriations, 2010-2011 Temporary Appropriations, and discussed other matters that came before the Board.

Strategic Plan Update
A strategic plan goal that has been accomplished is increasing the availability of news/communication to our Broadview Heights school community. This has been a topic for years due to the coverage of school news via the Royalton Recorder. In addition, a constant area of interest is to remain a very fiscally responsible school district. Those two needs/interests were met in a very exciting endeavor as the Royalton Recorder has recently agreed to send all issues to those homes in Broadview Heights that are part of the North Royalton City School District!!!! In addition, Your Royalton Schools will be printed as part of the Royalton Recorder in three editions (Fall, Winter and Spring). By inserting the Your Royalton Schools in the Royalton Recorder we will achieve a very significant cost savings for our school district. The Royalton Recorder will be mailed to all homes in the ENTIRE North Royalton City School District beginning August 5th. All Broadview Heights residents that have previously held subscriptions will now receive the Royalton Recorder in a more timely manner.


This week there is a City EEE Committee Meeting, School Board Work Session and various other events.

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on July 7th at 7pm @ City Hall, 13834 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133.

The School Board will meet on July 8th for its’ Board Work Session at 6pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The Board will be reviewing the June Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on July 29th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road in North Royalton from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Hope to see you there!

Alternate Transportation forms are due to the North Royalton City Schools July 21.
Parents of any students who require a pick-up or drop-off other than home base should fill out a form. Forms can be obtained from northroyaltonsd.org using the “Our Schools” tab followed by the “Transportation” tab. Unless a child is newly registered, any forms received after July 21 will not be processed until 10 days after the start of the 2010-11 academic year. Transportation postcards containing bus number and times will be mailed home by mid-August. For more information, call (440) 582-9051.

North Royalton Stadium Foundation
The North Royalton Stadium Foundation’s sole purpose is to privately raise, with no taxpayer money, the necessary funds to renovate the High School Stadium with state-of-the-art synthetic turf and an eight lane all-weather track. If you would like to assist the North Royalton Stadium Foundation with any fundraising efforts, please contact: North Royalton Stadium Foundation Chairman, Larry Vasil at 440-570-2446. The group also has a website in which you can learn more about the project at www.nrstadiumfoundation.com.

My Contact Info
If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me at call at 440-785-4240 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”