Board Update








Good Evening:

Tomorrow, February 28th I will be holding my monthly constituent coffee 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. (All those who stop by get a FREE small coffee on me). Hope to see you there!


On February 22nd I Visited the Statehouse in Columbus and had a brief opportunity to speak with our State Senator Tom Patton and others in the legislature about concerns regarding the upcoming state budget and other pieces of legislation. Governor John Kasich will be unveiling his budget next month and we will have a better idea what we are facing. However, I oppose any major cuts to public education by the state. Education is a key to helping Ohioans get back to work and to giving our children a chance at a better future! I plan to work with my colleagues on the school board in the coming months and will look at ways our district’s voice can be heard loud and clear in Columbus! I encourage all of you to closely follow this upcoming state budget and I will try and provide helpful information on the impact it will have on our district once it is announced.

The School Board met in the morning on February 24th for a Special School Board Meeting. The special meeting was needed because of the tight timetable we are on for the stadium project. The Board approved an appropriations adjustment of the district’s permanent improvement fund. The adjustment was necessary because of the upcoming stadium project. Also the Board approved award bids for the stadium bleacher renovation for phase II. Bleacher replacement bid package #1 (Bleacher Replacement Home Side-Weld Deck) was awarded to Dave York Sports Inc. for base bid of $804,600.00 and bleacher replacement bid package #2 (Bleacher Renovation-Visitor side and new band bleachers-weld deck) to Sturdisteel Company for base bid of $259,200.00. We are getting a good deal and the bids came way under estimates for the bleachers. The Board also approved award bids for the bus facility improvement projects. The bus facilities site improvements contract was awarded to Mudd Construction Company Inc. for base bid of $110, 868.00 and the bus facility site electrical contract was awarded to Atlas Electric Company for base bid of $27,600.00. The Board was also informed that High School Principal Carol Moehring plans to retire at the end of the school year. The Board approved also various other items and such other matters that came before the Board. (Attached is a copy of what the bus facility will look like).

On the evening of February 24th I helped organize over fourteen school districts in Ohio’s 24th Senate District to meet for an Educational Roundtable Discussion on the topic of Preserving our Funding in the Next State Budget at the North Olmsted Middle School Auditorium. North Olmsted School Board Member Terry Groden and I teamed up to organize the event. With so much at stake in the next biennium state budget for school districts, the we thought it was important to look beyond city boundaries in hopes to work together towards finding common solutions with the growing budget concerns for education funding in the state. School districts have been hearing they could lose 15 percent to 20 percent of their state funding as Ohio tries to erase an $8 billion budget deficit. The event was attended by School Board Members, Superintendents, Treasurers and key stakeholders from: Bay Village, Berea, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Independence, Mayfield, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Orange, Rocky River, Parma, and Westlake. State Representative Marlene Anielski R-17, Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan of District 1, and other elected officials were in attendance as well. Officials talked about the Governor Kasich’s upcoming budget, property taxes and levies, education reform, collective bargaining, future outlook for education with a diverse panel of experts that included: State Representative Nan Baker R-16, Zach Schiller from Policy Matters Ohio, Michelle Francis from the Ohio School Boards Association, Director of Governmental Development Tom Ash from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Executive Director Anthony Podojil from The Alliance for High Quality Education, and Treasurer Tim Pickana from the Solon City School District. We hope to meet again sometime in April at Cuyahoga Heights High School. Also below are links to the YouTube video clips of the event and some links to news articles about it as well.

YouTube Video Clips from the Roundtable Discussion:

News Clips about the Roundtable Discussion:


On a Sad Note our school district loss Sue Dybiec, a long-time Cafeteria Worker at the High School to cancer. She had been battling a serve form of cancer for the last several months. I just want offer my condolences to the entire Dybiec Family during their time of need. Sue touched many lives and she will be greatly missed in our district!


This week there are various meetings and events.

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 February 28th 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!

Finance Advisory Committee Meeting on March 1st at 7pm @ Board Office Conference Room 6579 Royalton Rd.,, North Royalton, OH 44133.

Facilities Committee Meeting on March 2nd at 7pm @ NRHS Media Center, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

The North Royalton Educational Foundation is planning on having its Texas Hold-em Tournament on Friday March 4, 2011 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course. The money raised for this event goes directly back to students and staff in the form of grants and scholarships. Attached is a flyer with more information.

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.

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