Board Update

Good Afternoon:

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The School Board met on July 12th for its’ July Regular School Board Meeting. The board approved various service agreements, student/parent handbooks, school fees, and work calendars for 2010-2011 school year. Also the board approved appointments for supplemental contracts for certificated/licensed employees and classified employees for next school year both by a 4-0 votes. I abstained from voting from both resolutions. Our supplementals which take up 1.7% of the district’s over $40 million dollar budget is an area that needs to be improved upon and could provide some long term savings to the district. However, I didn’t feel comfortable voting on both resolutions until contract negations are completed with our teachers and would like to have better idea of what the next two year state budget will be like. I hope improvements to our supplementals continue and thus far are heading in the right direction. The board also approved the employment of three new teachers for the middle school: Leigh Goughnour, 5th Grade Language Arts; Stacy Tresize, 7th Grade; and Amy White, RtI. All of them are great additions to our district and we are truly lucky to have so many great teachers and staff for students! The Board approved various meeting other agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

On July 14th attended the North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club Meeting, and was their guest speaker. I again just wanted to thank the Rotary for the opportunity to tell them about the great things going on in the North Royalton School District and for their support of our school district.

Stadium Project Update
The east/visitor’s stands and all site work are progressing and should be ready in time for the season. Plans are beginning to be put in place to begin Phase Two next summer with the west/home stands, restrooms, concession stands. The North Royalton Stadium Foundation continues to work behind the scenes in efforts to raise funds to replace the track and install synthetic turf which will enable our community stadium to move from 10 events a year to over 200! Thus far they have risen over $30,000. You will hear in the coming weeks the many possibilities to become involved in this exciting project!! Fundraisers are in place including a July 31st Family Bowling event with info attached. If you are interested in more information feel free to contact the chairman, Larry Vasil at 440-570-2446 or check out www.nrstadiumfoundation.com.

Facilities Committee Update
The Facilities Committee met back on June 21st, attached is a copy of the four master plans with the “pro’s and con’s” to each plan of them as well as how they ranked each of the plans at their meeting. The facilities committee will be meeting again sometime in August, when I get the exact date I will let you all know. In addition the district really needs more members of the community to join this committee and give their direct feedback on the various proposed master plans. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact John Ranucci at JRanucci@acitec.com or Assistant Superintendent Jim Presot at
jim.presot@northroyaltonsd.org. Please take the time to look at it the comments and the various master plans and let me know what you think as well? I specifically like to know what you like, don’t like, and any comments you may have? This is something the Board is tentatively scheduled to vote on at our December 2010 regular board meeting after it is given a recommendation from the Facilities Committee. As your member on the board, I need to know what you want so I can vote accordingly.


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.

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!

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”