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Good Afternoon:

According to the calendar spring is officially here! I hope you all are enjoying the nice weather this weekend.

If you ever have any question or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at 440-785-4240 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

On March 14th, I held my Monthly Constituent Coffee at the French Quarter Café. I just wanted to thank those who stopped by to give me their feedback. I hold these monthly coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. I will keep you posted when my next monthly coffee in April is.

I attended the North Royalton High School Winter Sports Recognition Night on March 18th. It was nice hearing about all the achievements of our student athletes in the winter sports of: Basketball, Cheerleading, Gymnastic, Hockey, Swimming & Diving, and Wrestling. Good job Bears!

The North Royalton School District Transportation Department held their annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive on March 19th-20th at Giant Eagle. It was nice seeing that we stuffed a few entire Buses full of food that will go to the local North Royalton Food Bank. Thank you to all those who made donations to this worthy cause!

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Transportation Appeals Committee will be meeting on March 22nd at 9:30am @ Board of Education Office Conference Room 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133.

The City Recreation Board will be meeting on March 23rd at 6pm @ City Hall
13834 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133

School Green Team will be meeting on March 24th at 3:15pm @ Board of Education Office Conference Room 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133.

North Royalton City Schools SCENE
What is SCENE? School Community Exchange Night for Education is an informal opportunity for questions and answers about our North Royalton City Schools. The next meeting will be held on March 31st at 7pm at the Early Childhood Center—Building #17 9543 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights; hosted by Early Childhood Center Principal Julie Bogden and Superintendent Ed Vittardi.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member
440-785-4240
www.danlangshaw.com

“Putting Students First”

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Board Update

Good Morning:

This afternoon Sunday March 14th I will be holding my Monthly Coffee at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 12pm to 2pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me.

Also I just wanted to wish everyone an early Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

The Board had its’ March Regular School Board Meeting on March 8th. The Board recognized the achievements of three teachers in the district. Tony Kleem NRHS Social Studies teacher, was recognized for his noteworthy work in the area of art. Tony’s puzzles and artwork have been purchased not only locally but internationally. Susan Finelli, Valley Vista 4th grade teacher, was recognized for her recent publication, Life’s Amusement Park . Her book has recently received a Mom’s Choice Award. Stacey Leatherman, NRHS Language Arts teacher, was recognized for her publication of poems, Stranger Air. Stacey is a recognized poet receiving a MFA from Vermont College. The Board also approved the hiring of Bruce Bradley as the new Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. Bradley is a great new addition to our district!

On March 10th I attended the Ohio School Board Association’s State Legislative Conference in Columbus. It was great to hear discussion from the panel from the School Funding Advisory Council, which was composed of state representatives, Ohio Education Association, and individuals from other districts. They discussed key issues that effect educational funding here in Ohio and the new Evidence Based Model. There was a good question and answer session with key lawmakers about current legislation being introduced in Columbus. While in Columbus I took the time to meet with our representatives in the Ohio General Assembly in both the House and Senate. I was able to pass along concerns regarding current legislation such as HB 400, SB 8, HB 373, and other education related issues.

THIS WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

Monthly Coffee with Dan Langshaw, North Royalton School Board Member
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are
invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on March. 14th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 12pm to 2pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. If you have specific questions about the district or for our Superintendent Ed Vittardi then please come to a School Community Exchange Night for Education meeting instead of my Monthly Coffees. SCENE meetings are designed to allow the community a chance to ask questions and to get specific answers regarding the district in a large group setting. My Monthly Coffees are for listening to residents on a one-on-one bases and not for a large Q & A session in which the SCENE is for. If you have any questions, please contact me at 440-785-4240 or email me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org

Financial Advisory Committee will be meeting on March 17th @ 7pm at
the Board of Education Office Conference Room 6579 Royalton Rd.. North Royalton, OH 44133.

North Royalton City Schools SCENE
What is SCENE? School Community Exchange Night for Education is an informal opportunity for questions and answers about our North Royalton City Schools. The next meeting will be held on March 31st at 7pm at the Early Childhood Center—Building #17 9543 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights; hosted by Early Childhood Center Principal Julie Bogden and Superintendent Ed Vittardi.

Strategic Planning Update
Things are well underway, as the action teams are busy putting steps to our goals. The strategic plan will be unveiled at the State of the Schools presentation on April 14th at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center at the High School.

Daylight Saving Time
Don’t forget to spring forward for daylight saving time. Set your clocks a head an hour today.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member
440-785-4240
www.danlangshaw.com

“Putting Students First”

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Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Good news Spring is only a few weeks away…..

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

I attended the City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting on March 1st. The committee discussed the city’s recycling program and solar energy financing.

Policy Committee met on March 3rd and we discussed the March policy updates that will be up for a vote at the March Regular School Board Meeting.

The Board met on March 3rd for its’ Work Session. The Board reviewed the March Regular Meeting agenda items, and other matters that were before the Board.

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Board Update

Good Afternoon:

Wow! What a busy week. As you know I send out my Weekly Board Updates on Sundays. But during the week I post various information that may come up during the course of on my blog http://votelangshaw4board.blogspot.com. If you have a Twitter account you can follow me at http://twitter.com/Langshaw4board. Of course if you ever have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me at 440-785-4240 or via e-mail at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

Spread the word! If you know of anyone who is not receiving my weekly updates and would like to start getting them. Please have them shoot me an e-mail with the subject heading “Add me” or they can register on my website at www.danlangshaw.com

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Good Afternoon:

If you know of anyone who is not receiving my weekly updates and would like to start getting them. Please have them shoot me an e-mail with the subject heading “Add me” or they can register on my website at www.danlangshaw.com

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On February 16th I had the honor of introducing myself to the members of the North Royalton Middle School PTA at their monthly meeting. It was nice hearing about all the great work they are doing for our students and staff. A few of the parents raised some very good questions to me and I hope through the district’s strategic planning process that those issues can be addressed. I have now officially visited every PTA in the District and have really learned a lot from attending these meetings.

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Good Afternoon:

If you know of anyone who is not receiving my weekly updates and would like to start getting them. Please have them shoot me an e-mail with the subject heading “Add me” or they can register on my website at www.danlangshaw.com

If anyone has any questions regarding the upcoming renewal levy or anything regarding the school district please stop by my next monthly constituent coffee on Feb. 17th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road from 6pm to 8pm.

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Renewal Levy

Last night the Board took action to place a renewal levy on the May 4, 2010 ballot. This renewal levy will not increase taxes. This levy is a combination of two issues, the first of which was passed in 1990 and was last renewed in 2005. The levy will continue to raise $6,695,000 annually. Please know this renewal levy will not increase taxes and passage is vital to allow our district to maintain current programs and services. This levy is a combination of two issues, the first of which was passed in 1990 and was last renewed in 2005. The levy will continue to raise $6,695,000 annually.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org

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Good Afternoon:

Do you have Twitter? If you do then follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Langshaw4board. I will tweet various information and send reminders about upcoming school board meetings, committees, and events. If don’t know what twitter is. Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What’s happening?

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North Royalton School Board Special Meeting

The Board will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 4th at 6pm
@ Board Office Conf. Rm located at 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution to submit to renew an existing tax levy, to review February Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the board.

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Good Afternoon:

LAST WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

Wellness Committee Meeting
On, Jan. 25th I attended my first Wellness Committee Meeting. We reviewed our current wellness programs and talked about several possible changes that are happening or being proposed in various buildings as well as the district. The committee is also in the process of developing the district’s wellness mission statement and posting the district’s wellness policy and building wellness goals on our district website. The district is currently looking to partner with the City of North Royalton for a combined wellness program that would be hosted at NRHS that would be for the entire community. The district recently received a $2,000.00 grant from the Ohio Department of Education to hold an evening parent health and wellness academy. Next Wellness Committee meeting will be held on March 10th at 2pm at the Board of Education Office Conference Rm.

North Royalton City Recreation Board Meeting
I am the alternate School Board Representative for the City Recreation Board. I attended on Jan. 26th the City Rec. Board meeting with School Board President Reinhard, who is the official School Board Representative, to introduce myself and to get up speed with things. The Rec. Board discussed various plans for the up coming spring sports season and the efforts by the city’s various recreation clubs to prepare for it.

State’s public schools climb to fifth best in the United States
Last week, Education Week in their widely respected annual “Quality Counts” Report ranked Ohio’s public education system as the 5th best in the nation. This is the third year in a row that the state has moved up in its national ranking. If you like to see the full report check it out at http://links.osba-ohio.org/96124

THIS WEEK IN YOUR SCHOOL BOARD

This week there are two committee meetings:

City Earth Energy Environment Committee Meeting
Monday, Feb. 1st
7pm @ N.R. City Hall located at 13834 Ridge Road; North Royalton, OH 44133

Curriculum Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 3rd
9:30am @ NRHS Community Rm located at 14713 Ridge Rd; North Royalton, OH 44133

The Board will hold a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, Feb 4th at 6pm
@ Board Office Conf. Rm located at 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, OH 44133. The purpose of the meeting is to adopt a resolution to submit to renew an existing tax levy, to review February Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that may come before the board.

Strategic Planning Retreat
February 1st and 2nd the two day Strategic Planning Retreat will be held at the North Royalton Baptist Church. 23 participants, who are staff members, community members, and 2 high school students will work to develop a vision and goals for our district. The next step after this retreat and after we have formed the vision and the goals will be to assemble action teams to develop strategies to meet those goals.

Hearts for Haiti
North Royalton High School Student Council is hosting a Hearts for Haiti Spaghetti Dinner on February 11th from 6pm-8pm at the High School Cafeteria. Tickets can be bought before hand or at the door. Adults $8.00, Students $5.00, and a Family of 5 or more $25.00. Proceeds donated go to the American Red Cross Haiti Hurricane Relief Fund.

Have a great week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

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