Board Update

Good Evening:

Hope everyone has a fun time watching the Super Bowl! I think we all wish that one of these days we can see the Browns in the Super Bowl! So……….GO BROWNS!!!!


On January 31st, I held my Monthly Constituent Coffee at the French Quarter Café. I just wanted to thank those who stopped by to give me their feedback. I hold these monthly coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. I will keep you posted when my next monthly coffee in February will be.

On February 4th I volunteered at the North Royalton Kiwanis Club Annual Reverse Raffle. I am proud member of the North Royalton Kiwanis Club and have been involved with Kiwanis since my days at North Royalton High School when I was a member of Key Club. All the proceeds from the Reverse Raffle went towards all the charitable projects that Kiwanis does for the North Royalton Community. It was a great fun filled night! I just want to thank all those in Kiwanis for all that they do for our community, especially our school district!

Snow Days Update
As you may know our district has used four calamity days this school year. School districts are allotted three days for this school year 2010-2011 but legislation pending under HB 36 would reinstate two extra days for a total of five. The House Education heard testimony on this legislation and all indications are that this will pass very soon. Currently our district does not have to make up any days. The reason is that 180 days of instruction are mandated for the State of Ohio, and we have 181 days as part of our school calendar. The district’s administration will continue to explore the implementation of makeup days should that action be necessary. Please know despite the possibility of makeup days the administration will not make decisions in this area that would place our students and/or staff in unsafe situations. Student safety is one of our number one priorities. Hopefully, the ground hog was right and it will be spring soon!

Representative Anielski to Hold District Office Hours
Many of you might not know that the North Royalton School District falls into two different state house districts of the 17th in Broadview Heights and the 18th in North Royalton. State Representative Marlene Anielski (17th District) will be holding
district office hours throughout February and March. No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate. Those of you who live in Broadview Heights part of our school district and are interested in meeting our State Representative here are some of her scheduled office hours:
• Monday, February 21, 2011 from 9:30am-11:00am at Cuyahoga County Public Library- Chagrin Falls Branch Meeting Room (Main Floor)
• Monday, February 28, 2011 from 9:30am-11:00am at Cuyahoga County Public Library- Independence Branch, 6361 Selig Drive Independence, Ohio 44131
• Monday, March 14, 2011 from 9:30am- 11:00am at Cuyahoga Co. Public Library- Independence Branch 6361 Selig Drive Independence, Ohio 44131
• Monday, March 28, 2011 from 9:30am- 11:00am at Cuyahoga County Public Library- Orange Branch, 31300 Chagrin Boulevard Pepper Pike, OH 44124

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 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 all 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, Bedford, Berea, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Cuyahoga County Educational Service Center, 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


This week there are various meetings and events.

Facilities Committee Meeting on February 7th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Rm, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. These meeting is open all members of the public. If you have any concerns about our buildings or suggestions for the district, please try and attend.

The School Board will meet on February 9th 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 February Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

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 soon.

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.

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”