The August meeting of the North Royalton Board of Education took place on Monday, August 21.
The Board resolved to appoint North Royalton School Superintendent, Michael Laub, or his designee, as the Board’s Hearing Officer, for all suspension hearings and expulsions
The Board approved the following account: 200-987B High School Class of 2027 High School 9th Grade 019-9024 Veale Foundation Grant (Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum)
The Board agreed to enter into annual financial statement services with the Local Government Services Section of the Office of the Auditor of State as of and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, for an annual cost anticipated not to exceed $14,450.00.
Assistant Superintendent Melissa Voijta reported on a teacher transition report for the new school year, highlighting the Human Resources Department. North Royalton School Superintendent Mike Laub reported on the beginning of the new school year. He noted that “we found really good people because we began our staffing in December and January and we were posted in February before everybody else was figuring out what they were doing and I’m proud we did that.”
The Board accepted a resolution upon the retirement of Kathleen Suhar, as well as the following resignations:
Anita DiBlasi/Cafeteria Worker/Middle School/effective August 11, 2023
Thomas Mowry/Events Manager Fall/Middle School/effective August 21, 2023
Jacob Plagens/Event Manager Fall/High School/effective July 27, 2023
Carrie Sims/11-Month Administrative Secretary/High School/effective August 15, 2023
The Board approved the following appointments to the certificated/licensed and classified staff, effective 2023-24 school year, unless as indicated:
Certified Employees
Morgan Boldt/Small Group Instructor/Middle School/effective August 21, 2023
Matthew DelVecchio/Small Group Instructor/High School/effective August 21, 2023
Meghan Schuette/Grade 8/Middle School/effective August 21, 2023
Certified Substitutes
Claire Bourquin/effective August 21, 2023/at the rate of $250.36 per diem
Tammie Lilly/effective August 21, 2023
Timothy Rickard/Assistant Principal Pre-School/at the rate of $440 per diem on an as-needed basis
Nellie Wislocki/effective August 21, 2023
Classified Employees
Cheryl Anderson/9-month Office Secretary/High School
Georgene Douglas/Cafeteria Worker/Elementary School
Tyler Erickson/Mechanic/Transportation
Renee Falcone/Administrative Secretary/Middle School
Alan Farley/Bus Driver/Transportation
Philip Hurlbert/Bus Driver/Transportation
Katarzyna Jameson/Cafeteria Worker/High School
Mackenzie Mayes/Cafeteria Worker/High School
Kristian Poindexter/Cafeteria Worker/High School
Bonnie Rompala/Cafeteria Worker/Middle School
Sandra Stonitsch/Cafeteria Worker/Middle School
Theresa Swiderski/Cafeteria Worker/Elementary School
The Board approved the following for a supplemental contract for the 2023-24 school year, or as indicated, as needed, salary on schedule:
LPDC Committee
Adrianne Klein
Jessica Lobaza
Gina Stabile
Resident Educator Mentors
Kelly Atkins
Lorene Cole
Jonathan Dietrich
Sarah Franko
Marguerite Greenlee
Elizabeth Kannel
Amanda McClain
Mary Misenko
Amy Ness
Laura Sandy
Dawn Saringer
Susanna Schwab
James Hoover/Winter Intramural Director/High School
Bridget Zywiec/Summer School 2022-23/$2,500/ESSER Funds
The Board has offered the supplemental positions listed below to certificated/licensed employees of the District, as they did not receive any applications from persons qualified to fill the position:
Nathaniel Botke/Computer Club Advisor/High School
The Board approved the following school volunteers for the 2023-24 school year or as indicated:
Michael Kinney/Middle School Football
Ryan Lipchek/Middle School Football
Paula Nather/Middle School/Girls on the Run
Donald Straight/Middle School Football
The Board approved the following agreements: renew participation with Oasis Trust Trustmark) from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024, for employee dental benefits; Positive Education Program/Pep Assist for services for the 2023-24 school year; Bellefaire JCB (Monarch School) for special education programs and services as needed for the 2023-24 school year at a cost of $95,172.00 a year per student; Ohio State School for the Blind for providing Education for the 2023-24 school year.
The Board approved the participation in the 2023-24 Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Program of the State of Ohio Department of Education.
The Board approved the bus stops for the 2023-24 school year.
The Board approved the following trip proposal:
Washington, D.C. Trip (May 1-3, 2024) Eighth-grade Class
The Board accepted and acknowledged the following gifts/donations:
-The Veale Foundation donated $10,000 to North Royalton High School to be used for the planning and implementation of entrepreneurship programs during the 2023-24 school year.
-The North Royalton Soccer Club donated $3,000 to the North Royalton High School girls’ soccer team for expenses associated with the trip to Columbus.
-Aggie Ozello donated scrapbooking and art supplies, valued at approximately $600, to the art program at North Royalton High School.
-Raising Cane’s in Strongsville donated 500 achievement certificates for a kids combo and 600 bookmarks to North Royalton Elementary School for the PBIS program.
-Chick-fil-A donated 50 sweet treat certificates to North Royalton Elementary School for the PBIS program.
-Dairy Queen of Parma donated 200 mini golf certificates and 200 ice cream cone certificates to North Royalton Elementary School for the PBIS program.
The next regular board meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 11, at the North Royalton High School Community Room.

Contributing Writer