The North Royalton Board of Education held their October meeting on Monday, October 9.
Assistant Superintendent Melissa Vojta and Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, Jeff Cicerchi reviewed the state report card rating of the district.
The Board approved the Fiscal Year 2024 Five-Year Forecast.
School Superintendent Mike Laub clarified the school calendar, stating that “this year, obviously, the Board of Elections have asked to use both Royal View and the Elementary School for the November voting day. So, as the communications stated that went out last week, we will have a non-student day at the Elementary School on voting day (Tuesday, November 7). We haven’t made a decision yet on the spring, for the Primary. We want to see how things go on voting day. The calendar that is on the agenda for your consideration, has next November, that election day, a non-school day, district-wide. We don’t want to put it on as a day, then take it off. I want to make this clear that it is not eliminating an instruction day for our students. We’re moving that day somewhere else, so it’s going to be a non-student day, just like any other non-student day, but we’re still going to have the same number of instructional days for our students next school year. As far as the spring of next year, we’ll wait and see what that looks like as well.”
The Board accepted the following resignations/retirement:
Elwood Mayer/Bus Driver/Transportation/effective September 29, 2023
Sandra Stonitsch/Cafeteria Worker/Middle School/effective September 28, 2023
Vincent Weimer/Network and Systems Coordinator/Technology/effective October 12, 2023
Daniel Foldesy/School Counselor/Middle School/effective November 1, 2023 (last day of work will be October 27, 2023)
Renee Silinsky/Grade 1/Elementary School/effective June 7, 2024
The Board approved the following appointments to the certificated/licensed and classified staffs:
Classified Employee
Ourania Stefanopoulos/Cafeteria Worker/High School/effective September 25, 2023
Classified Substitutes
Frank Helderman/effective September 19, 2023
Catherine Paige
LaVonna Wallace
Denise Zadel/effective September 25, 2023
The Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the North Royalton Police Department and North Royalton City Schools as it pertains to the School Resource Officers and District Therapy Dog.
The Board approved an agreement with the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio for the purpose of providing service for a Gifted Coordinator and a Social Worker for the 2023-24 school year.
The Board approved the authorization for the Ohio Schools Council to advertise and receive bids for three 71/72 passenger conventional school buses.
The Board approved an agreement with Remind to utilize the Remind Hub platform for communication services.
The Board approved the 2024-25 School Year Calendar.
The Board approved a declaration that it is impractical to transport students to the Providence Academy.
The Board accepted and acknowledged the following gifts/donations:
-Calvetta Brothers Floor Show in Bedford Heights donated $1,000 to sponsor the District therapy dog.
-Nicholas Colosi of North Royalton donated an IASTM medical tool set with a case, valued at approximately $899, to the athletic training department at North Royalton City Schools.
-Staples in Strongsville donated 138 school supply boxes, valued at $690, to North Royalton City Schools.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will take place on Monday, November 6, 7 p.m. at the North Royalton High School Community Room.

Contributing Writer