Board Update

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Governor John Kasich’s New School Funding Plan Update
After reviewing Governor John Kasich’s new school funding plan called Achievement Everywhere: Common Sense for Ohio’s Classrooms that was released on January 31st. I must say it is a lot to digest on the surface. While it is encouraging that the Governor says that no district will receive less than it did in the current 2013 fiscal year. I think it is too early to tell if this helps or hurts the North Royalton City School District one way or the other. The details are always what counts with a budget proposal. A key piece of information that we don’t have yet are the simulations by district. Below are some other highlights from the Governor’s School Funding Plan:
• 5.9% and 3.2% increases in base funding for fiscal years (FY) 2014 and 2015, respectively.
• Funds targeted to lower-wealth districts.
• No change from existing levels in the Tangible Personal Property (TPP) and Utility Tangible Personal Property (UTPP) tax replacement payments.
• No districts would receive less money than they do in FY 2013.
• Funds targeted for special needs students and for equal access to early childhood education.
• Grant funds available to help districts investigate innovative programs to maximize resources.
• $8 million for school safety grants.
• Proposed relief from certain mandates.

To learn more about the Governor’s plan check out the link below:

On January 31st attended The Taste of Broadview Heights Event, in support of the Broadview Heights Community Foundation. It was a great event and to have the chance to support the Broadview Heights community in our school district. To learn more about the foundation check out their website at: www.bvhcommunityfoundation.org.
The School Board met on February 1st for a Special Board Meeting. Board went to straight into an executive session for a personnel issue and then adjourned after not taking any action.

On February 2nd held my Monthly Constituent Coffee at Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies. 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. I will let you know when my next coffee will be for March.

On February 2nd I met with State Representative Mike Dovilla during his District Office hours at the North Royalton Library. I discussed with our Representative concerns regarding the Governor’s new school funding plan and the upcoming state budget. It was also good to learn about what key issues that the General Assembly will be working on this session too.

Kindergarten Registration
As we near the holiday season and the New Year, plans for the upcoming school year are in full swing. North Royalton will be offering both the traditional kindergarten classes and two all-day, every day kindergarten classes, with the option for a third all day every day class if there is enough interest. The all day, every day, kindergarten classes will be a fee-based option (with adjustments made for families with a financial need) and students will be selected using a lottery system. To be eligible for the lottery for all day, every day kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, parents must begin the registration process on one of the February registration dates and complete the online INFOSNAP process. The dates are February 26, 27 and 28th in the Community Room adjacent to the High School. Hours for registration are 8:00 -8:00 on February 26th, 12:00 – 8:00 on February 27th, and 8-4 on February 28th. The complete online INFOSNAP registration process and deposit must be completed no later than March 5, 2013. Children whose registration process is completed after this date will not be eligible to participate in the all-day kindergarten program.

Girl Scouts Troop #71571 Project
I recently received a nice letter some Girl Scout Cadetters who are in the sixth and seventh grade from North Royalton Troop #71571. These students are working towards their Silver Award. For this award they are helping the Womankind Charity by making 50 baby blankets.
Here is a link to the charity’s website: http://www.womankindcleveland.com/services.html
Womankind is a no-cost service for pregnant women who are in need of assistance. The service provides high quality prenatal services for women who lack access to traditional providers and offers moms an opportunity for a healthy pregnancy. Each blanket these students are making costs approximately $12 to make. Theses students are looking for folks to help sponsor to help pay for the material and are looking for a donation of $12 to $25. I was moved by their letter and plan to sponsor at least one blanket for this good cause. If you are interested in making a donation please send it to:

Renee Danko
Ann Kolosionek
Attn: North Royalton Troop #71571
11328 Glen Abbey Dr.
North Royalton, OH 44133


Special Board Meeting on February 7 at 6:30pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

February Regular School Board Meeting on February 11th at 7:00pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

North Royalton Educational Foundation Meeting on February 12th at 4:00pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

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Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”