Board Update

Good Evening:

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.

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.


The School Board met on September 8th for a Board Work Session. The district is reviewing ways to better use the school channel on cable and for Broadview Heights residents to have access to it in accordance with the district’s strategic plan goals. The Board was given an update on the district’s business partnership program. Board got an update on the CAPA Grant and upcoming Health Fair. In addition the cell phone tower by the stadium is still in the process of being relocated to its permanent place. Board got an update on the progress of the stadium project. The track is still being worked on and is in the process of getting the final coating and will need to be striped after that. There are still punch list items that need to be finished for the stadium. There was discussion about what the total cost of the stadium project is. The board had discussion about Gonzoil company and their interest to use district property for fracking. The Board will hold off making any decision on it until November or December. The Board discussed the upcoming OSBA Capital Conference and CVCC Joint District Dinner events coming up. The Board reviewed the September Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board. The Board went into executive session for the purpose to discuss the employment of personnel.

On October 8th attended 26th Annual North Royalton High School Alumni Banquet at Carrie Cerino’s Restaurant. Special congrats to Brad Franko from the Class of 1997 for being honored with this years Distinguished Alumni Award and Frances McCaffery being honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award! Being a 2004 graduate of NRHS it is always great to meet all alumni and hear all the stories about their years at our high school.

Vote by Mail
The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will no longer automatically mail Vote by Mail Ballot Applications to voters. To vote by mail for the November 8, 2011 General Election, you must fill out a Vote By Mail Application. You can click on
or use the attached form. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it best “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Please make sure you vote!

November 8th General Election
The upcoming election features a RENEWAL operating levy for the North Royalton City Schools. This levy WILL NOT increase taxes and passage is vital to allow our district to maintain current programs and services. Originally passed in 2002, and renewed in 2006, the levy will continue to generate $4,395,000 annually. Your vote counts and will go a long way to ensure that your child has every opportunity while growing up and attending the North Royalton City Schools.


This week there are various meetings and events.

October Regular School Board Meeting on October 10th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Rm, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

State of the Schools Address
Superintendent Ed Vittardi will deliver his Annual State of the Schools Address at the North Royalton Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The luncheon will be held at Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante, 8922 Ridge Road in North Royalton from 11:30am – 1 pm. Lunch and program begin at noon. Mr. Vittardi will discuss the status of the North Royalton City School District, give a fiscal report, and present an update on the strategic plan progress, student achievement, and success stories from each of the school buildings. To make reservations, please call the Chamber office at 440/237-6180. Cost is $12 to chamber members and $15 to non-members. Residents, parents, and businesses are invited.

State Representative Mike Dovilla’s District Office Hours
On October 22nd at the North Royalton Library, 14600 State Rd., North Royalton from 10am-12pm, Representative Dovilla will hold district office hours. Please stop if you have any questions or concerns for our State Representative.

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 October 22nd at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road in North Royalton from 9am-11am. 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.

You are cordially invited to attend the North Royalton Health, Wellness & Community Expo featuring the 11th Annual 5K Bear Run/Walk and so much more this year! Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Festivities begin at 8:00 AM with free Pancake & Sausage Breakfast provided by Mayor Bob Stefanik, 5K Bear Run will jump start the expo at 9:00 AM. From 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Health & Wellness Expo with a variety of Health, Wellness & Fitness Exhibitors. Free Health Screens, Kid’s Turkey Run/Walk & Play Area plus Presentations for All Age Groups. For more information check out our district website at www.northroyaltonsd.org

Weekly E-mail Updates
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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”