Board Update

Good Evening:

Don’t forget today March 11, 2012 is Daylight Savings Time and to “Spring” ahead an hour. Also make sure you change your batteries in your smoke detector too!


The School Board met on February 8th for a Board Work Session. The Board agreed to do as a pilot program of Audio Recording all its’ Special Boarding and will re-evaluate in a few months on what effect if any it has on the operations of the Board. Board got an update on the All Day Kindergarten and the registration numbers. Board discussed working with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to see if the elementary school buildings could no longer be used as polling places for elections, due to building security concerns. Board was given an update on the new state report card system that will go into effect in Ohio. Board discussed the current review of the district’s safety procedures. Board was update on how the administration is starting to have dialogue on ways the district can work collaborative with local colleges and universities in the area. The Board had a very length discussion about the recommendations made by Shape Our School’s Facilities Committee and about what improvements need to be made with the district’s facilities in the near future. Board had a brief executive session to discuss personnel. Board reviewed the March Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

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.


March Regular School Board Meeting on March 12th 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 March 26th 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.

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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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”