Board Update







Good Evening:

“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


The School Board met on January 9th for its’ Organizational Board Meeting. Some highlights from the meeting. The three recently elected board members Dr. John Kelly, Barbara Zindroski, and Anne Reinkober all took the oath of office joining board members Heidi Dolezal and myself on the school board. During the meeting Dr. Kelly was elected Board President and Mrs. Reinkober as the Board Vice President for this year. The Board approved various items that the board is required to approve on annual bases.

Following the Organizational Board Meeting on the Janurary 9th the School Board also met for its’ Regular January Board Meeting. Some highlights from this meeting. The board had several guest. Students from Royal View Elementary gave a presentation on their “First in Math” program. North Royalton High School’s Academic Challenge team came in first place on Newschannel 5’s Academic Challenge program that aired on December 24. The students were recognized by the board for this great achievement. The board was also given a presentation on the partnership with Baldwin-Wallace College, in which junior biology majors at BW were invited to conduct research at the North Royalton Nature Center located behind Valley Vista School. Board President Dr. Kelly announced the following 2012 Board Committee Assignments:

Business Advisory Council: Dr. Kelly
City Recreation/Building & Grounds: Mrs. Zindroski & Dr. Kelly
Curriculum and Instruction: Mrs. Zindroski & Mrs. Dolezal
Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton: Mrs. Reinkober
Financial Advisory: Mrs. Reinkober
North Royalton Educational Foundation: Mrs. Dolezal
Policy: Mr. Langshaw & Dr. Kelly
Transportation: Mrs. Reinkober & Dr. Kelly

Legislative Liaison: Mr. Langshaw
Student Achievement Liaison: Mrs. Zindroski
CVCC Representatives: Mr. Langshaw & Mrs. Dolezal

The board had a brief tax budget hearing and approved the tax budget for Fiscal Year 2013. The board also approved various appropriation adjustments of government grant funds. Board also approved various retirements, resignations, changes of assignment, and staff appointments. 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 January 9th Organizational and Regular School Board Meetings: http://www.northroyaltonsd.org/external/audio/010912RegMtg.mp3

The School Board met on January 11th for a Special Board Meeting. This meeting focused on board development. The Board discussed various ways to be more effective team and started working on developing board governing rules for 2012.The Board discussed others items, and such other matters that came before the Board as well.

CVCC Board
On January 12th I was sworn in on to the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center’s Board of Education during their Board Organizational Meeting. I will be serving a one year term as a Representative for the North Royalton City School District. In addition my colleague School Board Member Mrs. Dolezal was also sworn in to serve the remaining year left of the two year on the CVCC Board of Education of former School Board Member Cheryl Hannan, who didn’t seek re-election last year. Mrs Dolezal and I were both appointed to serve on the CVCC’s Business & Finance Committee. I will also be the Chairperson for the CVCC’s Policy Committee. To learn more about the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center check out their website at: http://www.cvccworks.com/homepage.aspx

2012 Primary Change Update
Recently, both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate approved HB 369 making changes to the 2012 elections. The bill includes the following:
• Merges the March and June primaries into a single primary on March 6, 2012.
• Restores the August 2012 special election.
• Creates new congressional district boundaries based on the 2010 U.S. Census.
• Establishes a Redistricting Reform Task Force to create a redistricting reform proposal for consideration by the General Assembly during 2012.
HB 369 included an emergency clause that made its provisions effective immediately once it was signed by the governor last month.

New Legislative Districts
For 2012 we will have new legislative districts which are as follows:
• 16th U.S. Congressional District
• 24th Ohio Senate District
• 7th Ohio House District (North Royalton Portion of School District)
• 6th Ohio House District (Broadview Heights Portion of School District)


Special Board Meeting on January 18th at 7:15pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. The purpose of the meeting is complete board governing rules and goals for 2012.

Partnership for a Healthy NR Meeting on January 25th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

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 January 26th at the Coffee Club located at 500 E Royalton Rd. in Broadview Heights from 6pm-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.

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”