Board Update







Good Evening:

It was so great seeing many of you at North Royalton Home Days this past weekend! The first day of school is this week August 25th for grades 1-12. I just want to welcome back all our students, parents, teachers, and staff back to start of the 2010-2011 school year. I look forward to all the upcoming school activities, academic and athletic events.

If you have any friends or neighbors who would like to receive my weekly e-mail updates please let me know and I will be sure to add them to my e-mail list.


August 20th-21st I help man the North Royalton Stadium Foundation Booth at North Royalton Home Days. The Stadium Foundation has risen over $100k so far. I just want thank all those who stopped by the booth this past weekend and those who made very generous donations as well!!! To learn more about the NR Stadium Foundation check out there website at www.nrstadiumfoundation.com

North Royalton City School District Featured Once Again For “Home Values Impacted by High Scoring Districts”
August 20, 2010– North Royalton, OH . North Royalton City School District once again has received national attention by being featured by Move, Inc. on www.move.com, a website source for realtors and potential homebuyers, for Home Values Impacted by High Scoring Districts.

The article states:
“Some families are searching for homes based on proximity to local schools or high scoring school districts. Homes that are near top ranked schools or school districts will often have a higher median list price when compared to the statewide median list price—ranging from 1 to 28 percent higher.”

To aid in home searches with schools in mind, Move, Inc. provided median list prices in ten communities ranked with high education quality scores. North Royalton was #5 for homes with median list prices of under $200,000.

“Once again, our city and schools have received national attention for the superior community we are fortunate to live in and the excellent school district that teaches the students in that community,” said Superintendent Ed Vittardi. “There is no doubt when you have a strong school district that equates to a strong community with increased property values.”

Story link: http://www.move.com/trends/back-to-school-home-values-impacted-by-high-scoring-districts/#more-375146

In the spring, North Royalton City School District was featured on www.forbes.com for being one of “America’s 25 Best Schools for Your Housing Buck.” The rating was given by GreatSchools.

On August 22nd marched in the North Royalton Home Days Parade. It was so much fun passing out candy to all the little kids along the parade route. It was also great seeing so many residents come out to enjoy the parade as well.

Transportation Appeals
This past week I received a few phone calls and e-mails from parents regarding wanting to appeal where their son or daughters bus stop is for the 2010-2011 school year. For some of those parents I was able to help them get their stop changed. If you like to appeal your bus stop please check out the school district’s transportation department’s website at: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org/page.php?loc=district/transportation
Or fill out the attached Transportation Appeals Form and send it to:

North Royalton City Schools
Transportation Department
6579 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133

Also here is a little information on our appeals process that is straight from our district website: “All applications for appeals are due no later than one week prior to the date the applicant will present the appeal. Applicants will be given approximately 10 minutes to present his/her appeal, at which time all pertinent information should be offered to the committee. Questions by the committee members will follow the applicant’s presentation. Committee decisions will be issued subsequent to the appeal date”. Also please don’t hesitate to contact me as well if you have any questions, I am more than happy to help explain the whole process.

Stadium Project Update
If pass by our stadium you will see the work on the eastside bleachers are almost complete!!Special thanks to our administrators and staff on all their hard work to get this completed on time and under budget!

Strategic Plan Update
The district’s website is area of interest in the district’s 5-year strategic plan, which calls for redeveloping our NRCS website. Those efforts are underway with a June 2011 rollout. However, already in place is an area of interest from focus groups and various contacts with the school community, our school calendars are all accessible via our website. A significant change is all calendars are in one place.


This week there are various events going on.

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 August 25th 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!

First Day of School for the North Royalton School District for Grades 1-12 on August 25th.

NRHS vs. Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Come out to the First High School Football Game of the Season on August 27th at 7pm @ Home. Please come and cheer on the Bears as they fight to win the golden shoe! GO BEARS!!!!!

North Royalton Stadium Foundation Next Fundraiser will be on September 18th from 12pm-2pm the NRSF Outback Dinner will be held at the Parma Outback. Tickets are only $20 for a complete steak dinner, beverage and Bloomin Onion!!! The entire purchase price of the ticket goes to the North Royalton Stadium Foundation. Tickets are going fast!!!! For tickets call NR Stadium Foundation Chairman Larry Vasil (440) 570-2446.

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”