Board Update

Good Evening:

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The School Board met on March 12th for its’ March Regular School Board Meeting. Some highlights from the meeting. School Board Member Mrs. Dolezal and I were presented with the Ohio School Boards Association’s 2012 Award of Achievement. The High School Gymnastics and Wrestling Teams were recognized for their accomplishments as state qualifiers. Middle School students were recognized for their achievements at the Equations Competition. School Board President Dr. John Kelly announced that the Board will be audio recording all future board meetings to also include Special Board Meetings/Board Work Sessions as a pilot program that the board will evaluate whether or not it should continue the practice after period time. Board approved various 2011-2012 appropriations adjustments to the General Fund. The Board approved renewal of various administrative contracts. The Board approved accepting the retirement of Dr. Andrea Lasko the Principal of Royal View Elementary School. Board approved various personal service contracts. The Board approved the award of roof replacement bid High School (Media Center/Industrial Arts) and Albion Elementary and Alternate 1A. The Board approved also various other agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board. The Board also went into a brief executive session to discuss personnel.

On March 14th Superintendent Ed Vittardi announced some Administration Retirements/Changes in the school district. Here is a copy of his announcement:

The North Royalton City Schools announced the retirement of Dr. Andrea Lasko, principal of Royal View Elementary, at the March Board of Education meetingMonday night. We would like to take the opportunity to again thank Dr. Lasko for her years of outstanding service to education and particularly her years of superior service to the staff, students and parents of Royal View Elementary. She will truly be missed. Dr. Lasko was principal at Royal View Elementary for 15 years. The district also announced today that Mr. Kirk Pavelich, principal of North Royalton Middle School, has been named the new principal at Royal View Elementary for the 2012-13 school year. An outstanding principal at North Royalton Middle School, Kirk has in the same token realized his true passion lies in having numerous and meaningful relationships with students and staff in a building that is small enough to allow this relationship building to be optimized. We are very excited that he will be our new principal at Royal View. These events lead to the available position of principal at North Royalton Middle School. Mrs. Melissa Vojta, as principal at Albion Elementary School, has long been recognized for her outstanding performance as a middle school teacher, middle school administrative intern in North Royalton, and elementary principal in Avon Lake as well as North Royalton. Melissa has a great passion for Albion Elementary and the success of its students and staff. She also has deep roots at the middle level and specifically with NRMS. These circumstances provided her the avenue to apply her years of successful school administration to the middle level, where she began her career. Therefore, it gives us great pleasure to name Mrs. Melissa Vojta as the North Royalton Middle School principal for next school year. Announcing these moves at this point allow the principals to begin planning their transition to their new and exciting opportunities with their students and staff. Finally, this creates the available position of principal at Albion Elementary. We are committed to providing Albion Elementary School, its students, staff, and parents with the highest quality administrator that truly understands our community of learners, and the vision and mission of the North Royalton City Schools. We will begin that process in the very near future with a posting to interested candidates. One thing I am assured of is that with these changes, we will continue to move forward as a district with outstanding building leadership for the greatest staff and students anywhere.

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.


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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Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”