Board Update

Good Evening:

Happy Mother’s Day!


On May 4th attended the SCENE Meeting about governor’s proposed budget and impact North Royalton School District. Governor Kasich’s Budget Proposal would cost North Royalton School District almost 5 Million Dollars in the next Biennium Budget. Our district will take a devastating hit from the Governor’s budget if nothing of significance changes. The SCENE was hosted by Superintendent Ed Vittardi and Treasurer Rich McIntosh who both discussed how the state funding cuts will impact our district.I just want to thank all those who were able to attend.

The School Board met on May 5th for its’ Board Work Session. The Treasurer provided the Board with an updated 5 Year Forecast for the District. The Board discussed the impact of HB 153 (the state budget) and what steps can be taken to increase public awareness. There was also discussion about the impact of pending legislation HB 136, which could also divert more money away from the North Royalton School District. The Board was given an update on the progress of the Stadium Project. Board also discussed the results of the Board Evaluation and how to go about finalizing the Board’s Goals for the year. The Board also went in Executive Session for the purpose to discuss the employment of personnel. The Board reviewed the May Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

State Budget Update
Unfortunately the budget was approved by the House on May 5th with only minor changes to the governor’s original proposal. In the most recent version, we stand to lose $4.6 million rather than $4.9 million which will still have a profound impact. The budget debate is far from over; as the Senate can still make changes to the House version. I urge all residents to contact state senator Tom Patton as soon as possible to voice your concerns. Also continue to contact our state representatives Mike Dovilla and Marlene Anielski as well. Below is their contact information:

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

NEW District Website
North Royalton City Schools launched a new design of our district website today that has a more user-friendly navigation, school calendar, and incorporates more photos, videos, and links. The address remains the same: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org. As part of the district’s five year strategic plan, a website committee was formed and has been meeting since the fall to develop the new look and content. The community will find that our site will be easier to access specific information. Our goal is to have one place to access everything you need. The public will notice a significant difference visually when they reach the homepage. There you can find the School Calendar, News & Events, Quick Links, video welcome message from the Superintendent, video highlighting what is happening in the school buildings, as well as a link to the district’s Facebook page. The district is also expanding its efforts to communicate with the community through regular e-communications and are looking for people to sign up for their e-blasts on the home page of the district’s new website at www.northroyaltonsd.org. The district plans on using this new form of communication to update residents and school families on upcoming events, programs, and announcements. When community members sign up, they will have the choice to get messages from the district as a whole or individual school buildings. The goal of the district is to have every school family signed up to receive emails by the end of the school year. The district also has begun advertising on the homepage of the website. Businesses will have the opportunity to purchase a six-month or one-year advertising commitment and their logo will appear in a rotating box on the bottom right corner of the homepage. Businesses interested in being one of the first to advertise on the new site can call Assistant Superintendent Jim Presot at 440/582-9034 for more information and pricing.


This week there are various meetings and events.

Family and Civic Engagement Committee Meeting on May 9th at 2:30pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

May Regular School Board Meeting on May 9th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Rm, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.
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 May 26th 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!
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”