Board Update

Good Evening:

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone gets some nice treats and has a fun time Trick or Treating or going to various Halloween Parties tonight!


On October 25th, I held my Monthly Constituent Coffee at the French Quarter Café. I just wanted to thank those who stopped by to give me their feedback. I hold these monthly coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. I will keep you posted when my next monthly coffee in November will be.

The Health and Wellness Committee met on October 25th. The committee discussed the Board’s policy on Wellness. The was an update on the upcoming Community Health and Wellness Fair that will be held on November 6th at the High School. There was discussion what health and wellness information should be posted on the district’s website. The committee also discussed BMI screening mandate that Senate Bill 210 calls for; the district will opt out of doing this until our district and others feel it is important to do so. The current law allows the district a wavier from having to do this. A legislative update was given, HB 19 calls for dating violence prevention, recognize characteristics of a healthy relationship; currently it is part of our health curriculum in 7th and 11th grade. The district unfortunately did not get the CAPA Grant, which is a comprehensive program to deal with chemical dependency and abuse issues. The committee also discussed the purpose of the new Family and Civic Engagement Committee that has been formed; this is something HB 1 called for. There was discussion on what role the wellness committee can play in the terms of parent education component in relationship with wellness activities. The committee received an update on the Bake Goods Policy which was implemented this year. The current bake goods list will be improved; however no changes will be made during this school year. The committee received updates on Operation Keepsake, Coordinated Approach to Child Health, and Get Active Get Fit programs. The next committee meeting will be held on January 25th, 2011.

The Financial Advisory Committee did not have its’ meeting that was scheduled for October 27th. The meeting has been rescheduled for November 3rd at 7pm.


This week there are various meetings and events.

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on November 1st at 7pm @ City Hall, 13834 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

The General Election is on November 2nd. This election is so important and will have a huge impact on the future of education in our state and so much more! On the ballot are candidates are running for state offices including Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. The first County Executive and 11 County Council District representatives will be elected, as well as state and local judicial offices. You can check out the ballot at:
http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/November_02_2010_General_Election.aspx. If you are not sure where your polling location is you can find it at:
http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/My-Polling-Location.aspx. FDR said it best, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting”. Please don’t forget to VOTE!

Financial Advisory Committee Meeting on November 3rd at 7:00pm @ Board of Education Office, 6579 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH 44133.

NR Health Wellness & Community Expo
The North Royalton City Schools in cooperation with the City of North Royalton and Sports Rehabilitation Consultants will be hosting a Community Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday November 6th from 8am until noon. The event will be held at North Royalton High School. Please see the attached flyer for details of the event, activities and vendors that will be participating. This event is open to all residents and is free of charge.

10th Annual Bear Run/Walk (5K)
On November 6th at 9:00am the 10th Annual Bear Run/Walk will take place. Registration starts at 8:00am at the North Royalton High School located at 14713 Ridge Road. Participants can choose to run or walk the race. The entry fee is $15.00 please make checks payable to: City of North Royalton. (Attached is a registration form) I plan to bring my running shoes out of retirement and run the race at the pace my bad knee will permit for me to handle! It will be a fun time! So please try and come out if you can or even join me in doing the race. I 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 440-596-0078 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

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Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”