Board Update








Good Afternoon:

Congratulations to all our Graduates in the North Royalton High School Class of 2011!!!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
—Dr. Seuss


On May 30th I marched in the Broadview Heights Memorial Day Parade. Parade serves as the gathering ceremony for the memorial service which honors our fallen soldiers. As a U.S. Army Veteran, I was very touched by the excellent memorial service at the end of the parade to honor all veterans in the area. Again, thank you to all those who have served our great nation!

Attended the 2011 NRHS All Sports Banquet on May 31st. Congrats to all the achievements of our student athletes and to those who were inducted into the NRHS Athletic Hall of Fame!!!

On June 1st the Policy Committee met to review the Board Policy Recommendations for Finances and Fiscal Operations. Tom Giffels from Flanagan & Giffels Co. L.P.A. gave a presentation on how the recommended policy changes will help make the Board’s policies more efficient and improve district operations.

On June 3rd participated in the Commencement Ceremony for the North Royalton High School Class of 2011 at the State Theater in downtown Cleveland. It was an honor to shake the hands of each of our 376 graduating seniors from NRHS. The Class of 2011 is a very special graduating class for me personally, because my little twin sisters Dana and Grace Langshaw are part of this class. I have seen first-hand many of these students grow into young adults that they are today. Congrats to the NRHS Class of 2011!!!

State Budget Update
The State Senate has come out with its’ version of the State Budget substitute budget bill (HB 153) the following is included in it:

• Restoration, for all districts, FY2011 levels of state foundation formula funding (minus stimulus dollars) for both FY2012 and FY2013.

• A $17/pupil award for all districts in which report card rankings were excellent or excellent with distinction.

• Removal of most of the language mirroring provisions in S. B. 5.

• Removal of most of the language inserted by the House that would liberalize charter and voucher authority.

The full Senate is expected vote on the bill on June 9th. Following passage by the Senate, the bill would go to the House for concurrence on the Senate amendments – which never happens on a budget bill – following which a conference committee would be formed to settle the difference in the two versions.

The Senate version would restore approximately $1.5 million of the $4.9 million planned to be cut in the original Governor’s budget. This indicates significant progress but is as vital as ever as the Senate and House both need to hear from us. The Senate version of the budget is a step in the right direction. Please stay in touch with our legislators, your voice is making a difference! Below is the contact information for our lawmakers in Columbus:

State Senator Tom Patton
24th Senate District
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8056

State Representative Marlene Anielski (Broadview Heights portion of our school district)
17th House District
77 S. High St
12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
Phone: (614) 644-6041
Fax: (614) 719-6956

State Representative Mike Dovilla
18th House District (North Royalton portion of our school district)
77 S. High St
12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
Phone: (614) 466-4895
Fax: (614) 719-6957


This week there are various meetings and events.

North Royalton Educational Foundation Meeting on June 7th at 3:30pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

The School Board will meet on June 7th 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 June Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

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.

Website Under Construction
I just wanted to let you know that my website is currently under construction. I will be unveiling my new and improved website at www.danlangshaw.com in the coming months. 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”