Superintendent Greg Gurka presented the idea to board members at the work session on February 5.
The discussion was initiated after review of the Early Childhood Center facilities
and greater than usual retirements in the district.
"With the elimination of rent, transportation costs, and other items, this move can have a significant financial savings for the district," says Superintendent Greg Gurka.
"But that is not the only reason for discussing this opportunity at this time.
Even more importantly, it will solve the challenges of the Early Childhood Center's
ability to deliver the highest educational experience possible for the district's youngest learners with no disruption to current programs and services."
has had a discussion with Sam Alai, Mayor of the City of Broadview Heights and he
understands and supports the move due to the positive educational benefits to the children.
"It is the responsibility of our administration and board to provide the highest quality education to all of our students, while at the same time be fiscally responsible to our residents," said Gurka
School Superintendent, Greg Gurka, commented on Issue 10 on the November 4 ballot, saying, "We recommend that all registered voters do exercise their right to vote.
"To say that I am proud of the gains that our district made would be an understatement," said School Superintendent Greg Gurka.
"The data we have seen at this point tells us our students are showing strong academic growth," said Gurka
"While we are very proud of the gains that our district has made, we also know that our schools system is about many more things than simply test scores," said Gurka
"That is why we participated with school districts across the State to develop a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State's School District
Report Card called the "Quality Profile.
The Quality Profile goes beyond the details of the state's report card, examining elements, such as standardized testing results, and is divided into six categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.
The profile gives a better definition of the programs and values of that individual school district.
"This Quality Profile reflects a complete, qualitative overview of our district.
We know there is so much more to a child's growth than a test score.
The efforts of our parents and community members are an important part of our success and I want to thank everyone for their support of our students, staff and programs," said Gurka
The North Royalton City Schools Quality Profile can be found online at http://bit.ly/QualityProfile_NRCS_2013_14
According to North Royalton School Superintendent, Greg Gurka, the option chosen is "a Bond Issue in the amount of $28.4 million coupled with a Permanent Improvement Levy of 1 mill.
According to Gurka
, once the repairs/upgrades stated are complete, the funds collected from the permanent improvement levy would then be utilized for maintenance and upkeep of the school's facilities.