Board Update

Good Evening:

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The School Board met on February 8th for a Board Work Session. The Facilities Committee members gave a presentation to the Board on their assessment of the district’s facilities. Board got an update on how the district is working to get more district cable channel accesses for residents, especially those who live in Broadview Heights. Board discussed the progress of preparing for All Day Kindergarten next school year. The Board was given an update on how the district is expanding its’ bullying prevention efforts. The Board had discussion on the district’s current roofing needs and repairs. Superintendent Vittardi updated the board about a sidewalk grant the district is exploring as a possible joint school district and city of North Royalton project. The board had discussion on the district’s current fleet of buses and transportation needs for 2012. Board had discussion on what documents and items Board Members want included in the minutes of the monthly Regular Meeting. The Board also had discussion regarding the time and place of Special Board Meetings and Board Work Sessions. The Board agreed to changing the time of its’ work sessions to 6:30pm and to do more to make the meetings more accessible and welcoming to the general public. Board also discussed the final versions of Board Governing Rules and 2012 Board Goals. Board had a brief executive session to discuss personnel. Board reviewed the February Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton
Earlier this year, a collaborative coalition of parents, school personnel, business professionals, religious leaders, and other community activists known as the Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton, applied for and were awarded a Federal Drug-Free Community Grant. The grant will be active for two years under the guidance and mentorship of the CAPA (Community Awareness and Prevention Association), and local, well-established coalition in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights communities. A key component of this grant is to conduct a Community Perception Survey to determine where needs are in relation to the amount of substance use and/or abuse among various age groups in the community. The greater our response to the survey, the better our results will be for analyzing how we can better service those within our community affected by substance abuse issues. Please consider taking a few minutes to participate in the survey. Answers are completely anonymous and are not in any way connected to an identifiable email address. After completing the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing to win an iPad2! Again, responses are still not linked to your name. The survey can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/NRCPS2012KC. Data will be collected through March 1, 2012.

ECC Lil’ Bears PTA Playground Project
The ECC Lil’ Bears PTA is planning on purchasing a play structure that will allow 25-30 kids access to play at a given time. The structure will include at least 1 slide, currently missing from the current playground equipment. Another component would be a molded climbing wall that leads to a platform. The overall unit will also include 2-3 interactive panels like a driver’s panel with steering wheel, mazes or perhaps talking tubes. So far the PTA has already raised about $5K which is a great start to their goal of $8K. But they still need to raise more to reach their final goal. If you would like to make a donation to the ECC playground, checks can be written to: LIL’ BEARS PTA and send it into school 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147 in an envelope marked PLAYGROUND DONATION.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact:

Jodi Heffke
ECC Lil’ Bears PTA             

Stephanie Kostyack
Goals Chairperson
ECC Lil’ Bears PTA

The Presidential Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Since the Board of Elections no longer automatically mails ballots applications prior to the election, voters must now request their ballot application. Please click on Primary Election for information on how to request a ballot. You can also visit the Board of Elections website for more information as well at www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us


February Regular School Board Meeting on February 15th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

North Royalton Student Council is sponsoring the Hope for Hearts Spaghetti Dinner to be held on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the North Royalton High School Cafeteria .

Transportation Committee Meeting on February 22nd at 9:30am @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton 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 February 22nd at the Coffee Club located at 500 E Royalton Rd. in Broadview Heights from 5:30pm-7:30pm. 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.

NR Athletic Boosters 13th Annual Night at the Races to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Tickets $25.00. For further ticket information, email or call: mgatins@wideopenwest.com or Elaine Gatins at 440.582.8241

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”