The North Royalton Board of Education’s monthly School Board meeting took place on Monday, February 8.
The Board re-appointed Biagio Sidoti as the District’s Treasurer for a five-year term, beginning August 1, 2021, through July 31, 2026.
The Board approved the following 2020-21 appropriation adjustments:
• 516 IDEA PART B Special Education $1,075,234.75 to $1,072,641.14
•572 Title I $367,949.96 to $368,719.13
• 587 Early Childhood Special Education $22,984.06 to $22,941.24
• 590 Title II-A $106,875.10 to $112,284.50
• 599 Title IV-A $29,134.94 to $30,145.38
• 467 Student Wellness and Success Fund $186,282.23 to $290,391.14
Superintendent Greg Gurka talked about three at-home learning days, called asynchronous days, that are scheduled to accommodate the days the staff will receive COVID-19 vaccines. The asynchronous days will be February 22 and March 15 and 16. He gave a brief update on the construction. He also said that the applications for Superintendent are due March 1 for his position.
The Board approved Heidi Dolezal and Terry DeLap as alternates to the Ohio School Board Association’s Annual Capital Conference, to be held November 7-9, 2021.
The Board authorized the following listed employee group contract/compensation plan extensions from August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022, including pay increases of two-and-a-half percent (2-1/2%) for the 2021-22 school year: Central Office Professional Staff Association, North Royalton Principals’ Association, Central Office Administrators, and the collective bargaining agreement contract rollover with OAPSE Local #213.
The Board approved the North Royalton High School Course Catalog for the 2021-22 school year.
The Board accepted the following retirements and resignations:
Kelly Tesar/High School English/effective May 29, 2021
Renee Tremmel/Bus Driver/effective March 1, 2021
Christine Gorbett/BAT Representative/Valley Vista/1/2 contract/effective January 27, 2021
The Board approved the following leaves of absence:
Heather Jontony/effective March 15, 2021 through April 30, 2021
Rachel Tarnowski/effective March 3, 2021 through April 2, 2021
Amanda Velbeck/effective March 18, 2021 through May 28, 2021
The Board approved/amended the following for supplemental contracts for the 2020-21 school year, or as indicated, as needed, salary on schedule:
• Assistant Baseball Coach Brian Bielak
• Assistant Baseball Coach Clarence Griffin Jr.
• Assistant Baseball Coach James Hoover
• Assistant Softball Coach Marilyn Orseno
• Assistant Softball Coach Karen Whitley
• Assistant Softball Coach Michael Franko
• Assistant Track Coach David Marhefka
• Assistant Track Coach Nicholas Woods
• Assistant Track Coach William Cummins
• Assistant Track Coach John Barlock, half contract
• Assistant Track Coach Douglas Steiger, half contract
• Assistant Track Coach Thomas Mowry, half contract
• Middle School Track Coach Douglas Zimlich
• Middle School Track Coach Charles Tesar
• Middle School Track Coach Sarah Franko
• Middle School Track Coach Elisabeth Jasina
• Middle School Track Coach Troi Dotson
• Middle School Track Coach Dean Chuppa
• Middle School Track Coach Donald Filips
• Middle School Track Coach Christopher Connelly
• Assistant Track Coach Michael Nary (half contract)
The Board approved the following school volunteers for the 2020-21 school year or as indicated:
• Mayank Kapoor, Middle School Science Olympiad
• Alison Smolinski, Assistant Softball Coach
The Board approved the trip proposal for the North Royalton High School Band to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. (April 18 – April 23, 2022).
The Board approved and acknowledged the following gifts and donations:
• Dan Langshaw of North Royalton donated 100 face masks each to North Royalton High School and North Royalton Middle School, valued at $1,000.
• The North Royalton Soccer Association donated $275 to each of the following buildings for use of their gym/stadium/soccer field for practices: North Royalton High School, Albion Elementary, Royal View Elementary, and Valley Vista Elementary.
• JMI Reports donated office supplies, office furniture and technology equipment, valued at approximately $5,000, to North Royalton City Schools.
• Lynn Adams of North Royalton donated three pull golf carts, valued at approximately $120, to the North Royalton City Schools Athletic Department.
The next regular meeting will be held March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Royal View Gymnasium.
Contributing Writer