Board Update








Good Evening:

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend!!!!


Attended the North Royalton High School Open House on August 29th. It was great seeing   so many parents, teachers, staff and the very motivating presentation by new High School Principal Mic Becerra.

On August 30th, 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 September will be.

On September 2nd participated in the dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony with the entire school board for the official opening of the new Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium, Home of Gibson Field. Again thank you to all those who worked so hard to make this all come true! The North Royalton Bears christened the new stadium in style by defeating Revere 31-12!








Still need your Feedback on Audio Recording Special Board Meetings
The North Royalton School Board meets typically twice a month with a Special Board Meeting and then with a Regular Board Meeting. All these meetings are open to the public. It is the Special Board meeting also known as the Board Work Session that the majority of all the major discussion of the board takes place. The Special Board Meetings are rarely attended by the public but in my opinion they are the most important meetings of the board that the public should be aware of. Recently many of you have urged for me again to get the board to audio record all of the Special Board Meetings and podcast them online just like we do of our Regular Board Meetings which can be found at: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org/page.php?loc=district/boardmeetings/bdmeetings2011.
However, a majority of the members of the current school board are against audio recording Special Meetings of the Board. Many of them do not believe me when I tell them that the public wants the board to be more transparent by audio recording these Special Meetings and podcasting them online for the public to listen to. The Board already records its’ Regular Board Meetings and should do the same with the Special Board Meetings. To give you a little more background into this issue. Since taking office back in 2010 I fought very hard for increased transparency of the board and drafted Board Bylaw 169.3 which requires the audio recording of all regular school board meetings. Prior to coming on the board there was no such requirement. I was able to get this bylaw approved unanimously by the whole board in March 2010. Here is a link to the bylaw: http://www.neola.com/northroyalton-oh/. During the Special Board Meetings of January 7,2010; February 4, 2010; November 11, 2010, and April 6, 2011 I have brought up for board discussion that all Special Meetings of the Board should be audio recorded and have been shot down by the majority of the board. Please know I am trying my best to get increased transparency but I am only one out of five members on the North Royalton School Board. Most importantly I agree with you all that there should be increased transparency. I plan to bring up the following board bylaw I have drafted for Board discussion at the September 8th Special Board Meeting this Thursday and will try to get a formal vote on this at the September 12th Regular School Board Meeting. Here is what I am proposing:

All special meetings of the Board, except executive sessions, shall be recorded on audio. Audio recordings will be labeled and maintained in the Central Office under the supervision of the Treasurer. All audio recordings will be posted online on the district’s website. All recordings shall be maintained according to the Board’s records retention policy.

I am trying my best to make sure your voice is heard in this matter but I am still in need of your help. If you want increased transparency of the North Royalton School Board and want all Special Board Meetings to be audio recorded. Can you please take a few minutes to write, e-mail, or call the other members of the Board and share with them what you have been telling me since I took office and now. Also if you would like to speak to the whole board at the September 12th Regular Board Meeting I am attaching a copy of the public participation form that you will need to fill out before the meeting in order to able to address the board.

Here is the contact information for the entire School Board

North Royalton School Board
6579 Royalton Rd.
North Royalton, OH 44133

Anne Reinkober – Board President
Email: anne.reinkober@northroyaltonsd.org
Phone: 440-582-3281

Len Reinhard – Board Vice President
Email: len.reinhard@northroyaltonsd.org
Phone: 440-237-3674

Heidi Dolezal – Board Member
Email: heidi.dolezal@northroyaltonsd.org
Phone: 440-237-8258

Cheryl Hannan – Board Member
Email: cheryl.hannan@northroyaltonsd.org
Phone: 440-652-6561

Dan Langshaw – Board Member
Email: dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org
Phone: 440-596-0078


This week there are various meetings and events.

The School Board will meet on September 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 September Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

September 9th North Royalton vs. Highland Home Football Game at Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium @ 7pm.

Got Transportation Issues?
If any issues come up with your student’s bus stop or transportation please contact our Director of Transportation Joe Marcinowski at 440-582-9051.

Weekly E-mail Updates
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.

Follow me on Twitter or on my Blog
You can follow me on Twitter @Langshaw4board. I also have a blog at http://votelangshaw4board.blogspot.com.

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.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”