Board Update

Good Afternoon:

It is hard to believe we are only weeks away from the end of the year 2011 and that I have been serving on the North Royalton School Board for almost entire 2nd year now. It seems like so much longer than that. I must say this has been a great year and it is an honor to continue to serve as a member of the School Board. I am happy to announce that I have been recently appointed along with my fellow Board Member Mrs. Dolezal to serve each 1 year terms as Board Representatives for the North Royalton City School District on the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Board. I look forward to this additional leadership role next year and working with the new Board Members on our School Board as well after they are sworn in at our organizational meeting in early January

I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all those serving in the U.S. Military who will be away this holiday season from their families to keep us all safe.


The School Board met on December 12th for its’ December Regular School Board Meeting. Some highlights from the meeting. Several high school students were recognized for various achievements. A group of NRHS Football players who start the district’s Annual Stuff the Bus event for Coats for Kids were recognized. Also the NRHS student Kelly Semple who got a perfect score on the ACT was recognized. In addition out going Board Members Hannan and Reinhard were formally recognized for their service on the North Royalton School Board. The Board approved time and place for the 2012 Organizational Meeting and Tax Budget Hearing for January 9th at 7pm in the NRHS Community Rm. An appropriations adjustment was approved. The Board appointed Anne Reinkober as President Pro Tempore for the Board Organizational Meeting. Board approved the establishment of an All Day Kindergarten option for the 2012-2013 school year. This is such a great thing to have available in our district. The 2012-2013 School Year Calendar was approved by the Board. Board Member Mrs. Dolezal and I were appointed as Representatives to the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Board of Education for a one-year term effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Board unanimously approved a resolution of opposition to HB 136 School Choice Bill pending in the Ohio House of Representatives. The Board accepted several retirements. The Board approved also various other agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

Here is a link to the Audio Recording of the December 12th Regular School Board Meeting: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org/external/audio/121211RegMtg.mp3

On December 18th, I held my Monthly Constituent Coffee at the Espresso Pit. 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.

North Royalton City Schools to add All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
Parents of kindergarten students within the North Royalton City School District will have the option for the 2012-2013 school year of putting their child in all day, every day kindergarten classes. There will be two classrooms designed for the all day program. The all day program will be able to accommodate 46 students. The all day programs will be a tuition-based option, with tuition estimated at $2,500 for the year. The district will provide an option of reduced tuition costs for those families with a financial need.
Selection for the classrooms will be determined through a lottery system. A balanced number of children will be selected from each quadrant and from each gender. A waiting list draw will also be conducted for those interested in the option, but not selected on the first round. To be placed in the lottery draw, parents must begin the registration process on one of the kindergarten registration dates (March 6, 7, or 8, 2012) and have completed all online INFOSNAP registration components no later than April 20, 2012.

2012-13 Calendar Approved
Please see the attached 2012-13 North Royalton City School District calendar that we approved at our Board Meeting early this month.



North Royalton City School District will be on winter break starting Dec. 21. Classes will resume on Jan. 3.

Special Board Meeting on January 5th at 6pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Organizational Board Meeting & January Regular School Board Meeting on January 9th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

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Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”