The first meeting of the North Royalton Board of Education took place on Thursday, January 4.
The Board adopted the Fiscal Year 2023-24 Tax Budget. It then approved the following appropriation adjustment: 019 Recreation Facilities, from $83,175.55 to $704,118.13.
School Superintendent, Mike Laub, reported that school was back in session after the holiday break and “it’s been a good week. . . The kids are back and in gear.”
The Board accepted the following resignation/retirement:
Adam Benne/Maintenance/effective December 26, 2023
Mackenzie Mayes/Cafeteria Worker/High School/effective January 5, 2024
Lisa Reale/Cafeteria Worker/High School/effective December 15, 2023
Kathleen Miluk/Aide/High School/effective January 5, 2024
The Board accepted the following unpaid leave of absence:
Janele Kauffman/effective March 12, 2024 (.5) through March 28, 2024
The Board approved the following appointments:
Classified Employee
Aleksandra Guzina/Data Entry Clerk/Middle School/effective January 2, 2024
The Board approved the following change of assignment:
Patricia Spoerke from Aide/Middle School to Cafeteria Worker/Middle School/effective January 2, 2024.
School Superintendent, Mike Laub, proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month.
The Board authorized Summer School and Safety Town for the summer of 2024.
The Board approved an agreement with Apptegy for website services.
The Board accepted and acknowledged the following gifts/donations:
“-The North Royalton Stadium Foundation donated $70,000 towards the stadium turf.
-Aggie Ozello of North Royalton donated scrapbook paper and miscellaneous crafting supplies, valued at approximately $300, to the art department at North Royalton High School”
The Board approved the following Committee Assignments:
Financial Advisory, John Higgins
Policy, Jackie Arendt, Jeremiah Sawyer
Elementary School PTA Liaison, John Higgins
Middle School PTA Liaison, Chris May
High School PTA , Liaison, Lisa Shuck
Council Liaison, Jeremiah Sawyer
Legislation Liaison, Jackie Arendt
Student Achievement Liaison, Chris May
The Board decided to table the assignment to the District Committees, which cover the day-to-day operation of the district, as discussion regarding whether certain committees are relevant was recommended by Laub.
Buildings and Grounds
Business Advisory Council
Curriculum/Instruction & Pupil Services
Recreation Board
Transportation Appeals
The Board then recessed into executive session to discuss evaluations of the Superintendent and Treasurer and to consider the appointment of a public employee or official.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the NRHS Community Room.

Contributing Writer