Board Update

Good Evening:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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The School Board met on March 11th for its March Regular Board Meeting. Some highlights from the meeting. The board was treated to a nice performance by students from Royal View Elementary School’s Braillin’ Buddies Band. They are called the ‘Braillin’ Buddies’ because two of the students are visually-impaired. Board approved 2012-2013 appropriations adjustments in the General Fund. The board approved renewing the contracts of High School Principal Mic Becerra, Director of Curriculum and Instructor Bruce Bradley, Assistant High School Principal Shannon Federinko, and Director of Personnel Gregory Gurka. Board also approved the end of course assessments in American History and American Government in accordance with SB 165. Board authorized the textbook adoptions for the 2013-2014 school year. The Board approved renewing the supervisory contracts for Mechanic Supervisor Jon Capadona, Network & Systems Coordinator Jason Fullington, Transportation Supervisor Joseph Marcinowski, Technology Director John Nickell, Food Service Supervisor Susan Rudolph, and Maintenance Supervisor Wade Schneider. Board approved various retirements, leaves of absences, and appointments of certificated and classified employees. The board approved a point of dispensing agreement with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Board discussed other such matters that came before the Board. The Board recessed briefly, then went into an executive session to discuss personnel and adjourned taking no formal action afterwards.

At the SCENE (School Community Exchange Night for Education) on March 12th Superintendent Ed Vittardi gave a presentation on the results of the community survey on the bond issue. If you were unable to attend the video of the presentation is on the school cable each day right now as well as being available on our district website. Below is the link:

Superintendent Search Update
The Board met with Finding Leaders about three weeks ago to outline the superintendent’s job description and contract parameters. The Board also shared a great deal of information regarding our school district which is being used by Finding Leaders in their job postings. About four years ago our school district developed focus groups to determine what the ideal attributes are in a candidate for superintendent. The board feels that these qualities that community came up with that led to the hiring of the current Superintendent Ed Vittardi have remained the same. For this current superintendent search the Board will involve staff and community representatives but this time at the end of the process with stakeholder interviews after we have reduced the candidates down to a couple. I will continue to keep you all posted as we make more progress during this process.

New State Superintendent Announced
The State Board of Education voted last week named Richard Ross Ohio’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction. He will replace Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Sawyers, who gathered six votes to Ross’ 10. Ross has served as the lead education advisor for Governor John Kasich and is a former school superintendent


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 23rd at Mugshotz Coffee & Smoothies located at 6556 Royalton Rd. in North Royalton from 10-11am. 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.

Special Board Meeting on April 11th at 6:30pm @ North Royalton Board of Education Office Conference Room, 6579 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

April Regular School Board Meeting on April 15th at 7:00pm @ NRHS Community Room, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

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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”