Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 brought a lot of successes and some challenges for our school district, but perhaps they were minuscule in consideration of the challenges that public education will face in here 2011. Even so, I am hopeful. And I am determined. Determined to continue to advance those causes that inspired me to run for the school board in the first place: fiscal responsibility, communication, transparency, ensuring that we maintain excellent schools, and plan a better future for the next generation. I am already hitting the ground running here in 2011 by helping organize a round table discussion on how school districts like North Royalton and others in the 24th Ohio Senate can preserve their funding in the next state budget. The state budget will be the biggest challenge for 2011 because of the projected cuts in education funding, but I plan to spend a considerable amount of time advocating that the new General Assembly preserves education funding for districts like ours.


On December 30th, 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 January will be.

School Board Member Dan Langshaw’s 2010 Survey
Thank you to all those who participated in my online survey that I created. Currently I am reviewing the results of the survey and will be using it to have a better understand of how I am doing as a board member and to help find ways to better serve you!

128th Ohio General Assembly ended with passage of H.B. 330 which was sponsored by our out going State Representative Matt Patten in the 18th House District. H.B. 330 permits school districts like North Royalton to participate in Ohio Department of Transportation contracts for the purchase of machinery, materials, supplies, and other articles. For the last year I have been working with Representative Patten and advocating for passage of this legislation, which will help our district save money in future. On December 23rd Governor Strickland signed H.B. 330 into law and will go into effect 90 days afterwards. If you like to learn more about H.B. 330 you can check out this link:http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/analysis.cfm?ID=128_HB_330&ACT=As%20Introduced&hf=analyses128/10-hb330-128.htm. I just like to thank Matt Patten for all his hard work on this legislation and his support of education both here in the North Royalton School District and through out the 18th House District.

The 129th Ohio General Assembly will be starting very soon and so will our new State Representatives:
Marlene Anielski (17th House District) and Mike Dovilla (18th House District). Back in November I had an opportunity to meet with our new State Representative Mike Dovilla and I look forward to working with him over the course of the next two years. I hope to meet with new State Representative Marlene Anielski in the coming months as well because the 17th House District covers Broadview Heights part of our district.


This week there are various meetings and events.

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on January 3rd at 7pm @ City Hall, 13834 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

The School Board will meet on January 6th 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 January Organizational & Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the Board.

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.

Weekly E-mail Updates
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Have a great New Year!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”