Board Update

Good Evening:

We are all very saddened by the tragedy that happened at Chardon High School this past week. I just like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the entire Chardon Community as they heal. Some of you might be interested in doing something for the victims of this terrible tragedy. The United Way of Geauga County is overseeing the Chardon Healing Fund that will raise money for the victims’ families. The fund has already raised $150,000. In addition the Chardon Angels of Hope has set up a fund at Huntington Bank for donations for the families. If you are interested in making a donation they can be made through any Huntington Bank branch.

Also here is a link to Superintendent Ed Vittardi’s remarks about this tragedy and the
safety procedures that are in place here in the North Royalton City School District:


High School Threat
On February 29th NRHS had a threat that was unsubstantiated. Just in case you did not know about it, I wanted share with you Superintendent Ed Vittardi’s statement regarding the incident:

Good morning. This morning, North Royalton High School received a tip from a student of a potential threat. The North Royalton Police were called and the building was immediately locked down. The threat of a gun, weapon or other harm to students was quickly found to be unsubstantiated. Again- the threat was unsubstantiated.
We are vigilant in our efforts to keep all students and staff safe and commend the student and parents that were involved in this tip. We also continue to work in conjunction with the North Royalton Police Department to keep everyone safe.
I just like to thank our Superintendent, Administrative Team, High School Staff, and North Royalton Police Department on how excellent they handled things. Safety and Security is our number one priority here in the North Royalton City School District. If you ever hear something or see something that doesn’t look right please report it to the proper authorities to investigate.

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
Spring Food Box Application and Distribution
Once again the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services will distribute Spring Food Boxes to the needy who reside in our city on Saturday, March 31, 2012. In order to be eligible for the program, you will need to:
• Complete a food bank application at their office at 13500 Ridge Road
• Bring a picture ID
• Bring a current utility bill with your address on it
• Bring proof of income
• 2012 Income guidelines are: Examples are used. For complete guidelines, call the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services.
Size of household – 1 Total gross income $21,780
Size of household – 4 Total gross income $44,700

If you are unable to come into their office or have questions about the program, please contact the City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services at
440-582-6333. Last day for taking applications is Friday, March 19, 2012.

Presidential Primary Elections
The Presidential Primary elections will be held this Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Polls Open 6:30am-7:30pm. If you are not sure of where your polling location is, you can find it at www.boe.cuyahogacounty.us


Special Board Meeting on March 8th at 6:30pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center’s Annual Student Job Fair will take place on Thursday March 8, 2012 from 3:30pm-6:30pm and is for all students (ages 16 and over) looking for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment. Last year over 1000 students and 40 businesses joined together to make the job fair a great success and we are looking forward to another wonderful event this year. For more information it can be found at www.cvccworks.com

March Regular School Board Meeting on March 12th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

SCENE Meeting on March 27th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133. State of our Facilities presentation by the Shape our Schools Committee. The North Royalton City Schools Shape our Schools Committee has been meeting for more than a year examining all of the school facilities and will be presenting a report of their finds and their vision for the future to the community. Babysitting will be provided at the event by the NRHS Key Club.

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Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”