Board Update

Good Evening:

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.

Many of you, who participated in my online survey a few months ago, indicated that you would like for me to include the meeting minutes from previous School Board Meetings. I think that is a good idea and starting with this update I will do that. Attached are the meeting minutes from the January School Board Work Session and Meeting.


The School Board met on February 14th for its’ February Regular School Board Meeting. The Board had a guests and presentations. 7th Grade North Royalton Middle School student Emily Rowlett, a member of the middle school student council, gave a presentation on the various activities and community service projects they have been doing throughout the school year. Also High school students Emily and Nicole Arendt shared how the Computer Club has reached made a difference in the community by providing area seniors with computer classes. The Board approved a resolution approving and authorizing a ground lease and lease-purchase agreement and related documents providing for the construction, furnishing and equipping, and the lease and eventual acquisition, of improvements to the school district’s buildings and building sites including improvements to the school district’s high school stadium and building site and other improvements for school district purposes, and authorizing and approving other related matters. This resolution is one of the first things we had to approve in moving forward with the district’s stadium project, the next step will be to go out to bid on the various aspects of the project construction. The Board approved the appointment of Anne Reinkober as delegate and Len Reinhard as alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association’s Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2011. In addition the Board approved the North Royalton High School Course Catalog for the 2011-2012 school year. The Board also approved acceptance of various resignations, appointment of certificated/licensed and classified employees, amend appointments-supplemental contracts, appointments of personal service contracts, volunteers, and appointment of evening school staff. Board approved Parental Transportation Contracts (as per Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3327) for students attending schools where bus transportation is not provided effective for the 2010-2011 school year. The Board approved a resolution in accordance with the an agreement with the GonzOIL Inc, to renew/approve the no surface trespass oil and gas lease for the Abbey Road Property owned by the school district. I would like to note the money from this well goes towards the district’s permanent improvement fund. Also the Board approved an agreement with the City of North Royalton for the leasing of premises located at 10789 Royalton Road (Compost Facility Complex) for use as a storage facility and office space for the school district’s transportation department. Because of the stadium project we have to relocate where we store our buses. The Board also went into executive session to discuss the employment of personnel. The Board approved also various other agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.


This week there are various meetings and events.

NO SCHOOL—February 21st for President’s Day

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

The School Board will meet on February 24th for a Special School Board Meeting at 7am @ the North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 to award a bleacher package, award a bus storage facilities improvement package, approve a cell tower agreement, approve an advance, and discuss such other matters that may come before the Board.

Roundtable Discussion
As you know I have been working with North Olmsted School Board Member Terry Groden to organize a roundtable discussion in early January but unfortunately it had to be postponed due to bad weather. I am happy to report that we have a rescheduled date. The new date for the roundtable discussion will be this Thursday, February 24th at 7pm at the North Olmsted Middle School Auditorium, located at 27351 Butternut Ridge Road, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. The Educational Roundtable Discussion for Schools in Ohio’s 24th Senate District on the topic of “Preserving Our Funding in the Next State Budget”. The roundtable is for school board members, administrators, and key stakeholders in the 24th Senate District. The event is open to members of the public as well. The purpose of the roundtable is to raise awareness about the importance of the next state budget and to be educational for those in attendance. The roundtable will still be the same format and panel of experts. School districts planning to attend currently includes: Bay Village, Berea, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Independence, Mayfield, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Orange, Rocky River, Strongsville, Solon, and Westlake.
Our panel of experts features the following people:
• State Senator Tom Patton, 24th Ohio Senate District
• Zach Schiller, Research Director for Policy Matters Ohio
• Michelle Francis, Ohio School Boards Association
• Tom Ash, Director of Governmental Development, BASA
• Anthony Podojil, Executive Director, The Alliance for High Quality Education
• Tim Pickana, Treasurer of the Solon City School District
We have also invited State Representatives Nan Baker (16th District), Marlene Anielski (17th District) and Mike Dovilla (18th District). And Mr. Reno Contipelli, from the Cuyahoga Heights Board of Education, will be our facilitator for the roundtable discussion. Although this may be tweaked before the event, here is the tentative agenda for the Roundtable:
• Welcome to attendees
• Introduction of panel members
• Recognition of special guests
• Q&A session with panel featuring prepared questions from participating school districts
• Q&A session featuring impromptu questions from participating school districts
• Q&A from audience (if time allows)
• Wrap up

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!

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

“Putting Students First”