Board Update

Good Evening:

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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On July 27th participated in a Teleconference on Understanding and Analyzing the Reauthorization of ESEA, sponsored by the Young Elected Officials Network. Those of you who are not familiar with (ESEA) The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, it was originally passed in 1965 as part of the United States’ “War on Poverty.” It was amended and reauthorized under the Bush Administration in 2002 under the name “No Child Left Behind.” This year, ESEA/NCLB is up for reauthorization by Congress. Special guest, Jon Schnur of New Leaders for New Schools and former Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed on the conference call the reauthorization of ESEA and the ramifications of that authorization. It was very helpful to have a better understanding of this issue and how we can urge Congress to make improvements to ESEA.

Attended on July 29th the Transparency Action Plan Summit at Cleveland State University. Over 120 citizens and public officials met to discuss to make Cuyahoga County Government more open and transparent. The program included speeches from County Executive Edward FitzGerald and Councilman Dave Greenspan (D1), as well as short demonstrations from local government agencies and non-profit organizations already implementing model projects. Featured presentations included: Civic Commons, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, NEO CANDO, the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission weblog, RTA, and CEO’s for Cities “Change by Us.” I found this meeting very helpful and inspiring because there are things that can be done on the North Royalton School Board to increase transparency and opening up the Board more to the residents of our own school district. Regardless of the level of government, we all should be transparent and open to those that we serve. If you like to learn more about the TAP Summit, check out the website at: http://tapsummit.org/


This week there are various meetings and events.

The School Board will meet on August 4th 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 August Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

A Taste of the Big Easy
Operation North Royalton Cares will kick off with a free event open to the public on August 8th from 6pm-7pm at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 called “A Taste of the Big Easy”, there will be a sampling of traditional New Orleans food. All those who attend are asked to bring one school supply to the event.

2nd Annual Operation North Royalton Cares
The mission of Operation North Royalton Cares is to collect school supplies for families of students in need, living in North Royalton. Throughout the week of August 8th-14th there will be various drop off locations throughout the city for community members to donate items. The program is supported by the North Royalton City School District in coordination with the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services.
Backpacks and gift cards to school supply stores are in large demand this year. In addition here is list of items we are in need of as well.

Donation Item Wish List:
USB Flash Drives
Kleenex Boxes
Ruled Paper
Glue/Glue Sticks
Colored Pencils
$10 Gift Cards or more to school supply stores such as: (Office Max, Staples, Walmart, Target, Giant Eagle, CVS, Drug Mart, Rite Aide, and etc.).

Monetary donations will be accepted. Checks can be made out to the Charitable Fund of North Royalton Kiwanis, in the memo portion of the check please put down School Supplies. If anyone is making a gift card or monetary donation, please drop them off only at the Board of Education Office or the Office on Aging & Human Services. Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Office on Aging & Human Services
13500 Ridge Rd.

Board of Education Office
6579 Royalton Rd.

French Quarter Café
5540 Wallings Rd.

St. Albert the Great Church Rectory
6667 Wallings Rd.

Howard Hanna Reality
9225 W. Sprague Rd.

North Royalton Public Library
14600 State Rd.

North Royalton Home Days
Please mark your calendars for August 19 – 21, 2011. The North Royalton Home Days Community Festival will be taking place on the City Green. On Sunday, August 21, the Home Days Parade will coming down Ridge Road. To learn more about it check out the city’s website at www.northroyalton.org.

Mark Your Calendars
Please note the exciting opportunity for all parents on August 24th when we host Dr. Ray Guarendi. Dr. Guarendi has been a regular guest on national radio and television, including Oprah, Joan Rivers, Scott Ross Prime Time, 700 Club, Gordon Elliot, and CBS This Morning. He’s appeared on regional radio and television shows in over 40 states and Canada. He has been the program psychologist for Cleveland’s Morning Exchange, Pittsburgh 2-Day, and AM Indiana. Below is some information about this event:

A Presentation You Won’t Want to Miss!
All are Welcome — Free of Charge
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
North Royalton Performing Art Center
6:30 – 7:30 pm

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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”