Board Update

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The School Board met on February 7th for a Board Work Session. Board got an update on the Ohio Online Academy. The board had got an update on the progress of the Phone Survey on the Bond Issue. The board will get the results of the survey to review sometime in March. Board also got an update on the changes to the few delay starts at the high school to allow teachers and staff to prepare for the new Common Core standards. Because of some traffic issues, the high school will do an early release and the High School Principal will be updating parents and students on these changes as well. Board had a discussion on the state Physical Education Wavier and PE options in the school district. Board had some discussion on the Governor’s budget and new school funding plan. The board and district continue to review the plan and early district simulation figures. Board got an update on the district’s transportation needs for next school year. The Board had an Executive Session to discuss personnel. The Board also reviewed February Regular Board Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.

Superintendent Update
After serving as superintendent for the North Royalton City School District for four years, Superintendent Ed Vittardi announced on February 4th his plans to retire from the district at the end of the school year. Changes effective this school year to Ohio’s retirement system prompted his decision. The Board is in the process of making plans for the superintendent search and will be having a few executive sessions to work out those details. I just like to thank Superintendent Ed Vittardi for his service and for the amazing job he has done leading the North City School District! It has been an honor to work with him these last few years! He will be greatly missed!

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.


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”