Board Update

Good Afternoon:

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. I am working hard to make sure all those in our district are kept informed what’s happening with the School Board and the North Royalton School District.


The School Board met on March 14th for its’ March Regular School Board Meeting. Some highlights from the meeting. The board had several guest. A number of student leaders from the high school were recognized for their leadership work in various clubs and organizations. Middle School PTA President Tricia Stanton was recognized for being the recipient of the Parent of the Year Award from the Ohio Middle Level Association. The board approved renew contracts for several administrative staff. Board approved an agreement with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. The board accepted the retirement of six long serving personnel including: Rose Adriano, Denise Daugherty, Darlene DeBrock, Nancy Mattes, Richard Nesbett, and High School Principal Carol Moehring. Also the Board approved a resolution authorizing an amendment to a cell tower lease with STC Two LLC through Global Signal Acquisitions at the high school stadium and rescinding, upon the occurrence of certain conditions, the lease termination letter previously sent by the district counsel. The money from this cell tower will be continued to be allocated for recreation/athletics funds. The Board approved authorizing an increase in plate lunch prices effective 2011-2012 school year. The Board approved also various other agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

On March 15th Governor John Kasich released his Executive Budget for fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013. Click here Full Budget link http://ohio.gov/docs/Blue%20Book%20-%20Final.pdf for a link to the “Blue Book,” which is a summary description of his budget proposal. The actual bill language has not been released yet and a bill is expected to be introduced until later this month. Our Superintendent, Treasurer, and the rest of the School Board will be analyzing the proposal over the next few weeks and will provide details as we learn more. (Attached is a copy of the state department of education proposed budget).

On March 16th attended the NRHS Winter Sports Recognition Night to honor Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling student athletes. Congrats to all our student athletes on their accomplishments on and off the field! Also that night Superintendent Vittardi honored Larry Vasil and Jim Smith as our Friends of Education for the 2010-2011 school year. Larry has been our North Royalton Education Foundation president for the last five years and also started our Stadium Foundation serving as the president. Under his leadership the North Royalton Education Foundation has given over $40,000 in mini grants and scholarships to benefit the students of our district. Of great significance is the fact that during this time he has had no children in the school district. Jim Smith has been a steadfast volunteer for the North Royalton Athletic Boosters serving presently as vice-president. He was a tireless levy volunteer and was also involved in the district strategic plan process. Most recently Jim has led the North Royalton Stadium Foundation fundraising efforts which has resulted in over $915,000 of privately raised funds for the stadium project. Congrats to both of them!

Staff Recognition
Superintendent Vittardi announced this year’s recipients of the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Person of the Year. Our teacher of the year is Carmen Rademaker from NRMS. Carmen has distinguished herself as an exemplary teacher since joining the North Royalton staff in 1980. She has taught at Valley Vista, Albion and Royal View before joining the NRMS Staff 14 years ago. Carmen is immensely respected by students, staff, parents and colleagues. During her time in North Royalton she has been involved in the various curricular initiatives and is constantly looking for new ways to help students and new things to learn herself. Our Support Staff Person of the Year is Bryan Sheffield, Assistant Head Custodian at NRHS. Bryan joined the NR staff in 2005. Bryan has made an incredible difference in the lives of all he touches. His commitment, care and collaborative style is a tremendous asset to the high school and the entire district. Bryan was an integral part of our strategic planning process by not only his participation on the management team but also offering his insights and leadership during the two –day retreat planning sessions. Congrats to the both of them and we are so lucky to haves such great staff! The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the annual North Royalton Education Foundation Reception, which will be held at Carrie Cerino’s on April 27, 2011.


This week there are various meetings and events.

City Recreation Board Meeting on March 22nd at 6pm @ City Hall, 13834 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

School Board will meet on March 24th for a Special School Board Meeting at 6pm @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton 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 March 31st 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. This month I would like to especially hear any concerns residents may have regarding the upcoming state budget. 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”