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Director of Personnel

North Royalton City Schools
6579 Royalton Road
North Royalton , Ohio 44133
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Master's degree , Education and Administration
    Cleveland State University
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North Royalton Recorder News Promotions, Specials
www.nroyaltonchamber.com, 24 Jan 2014 [cached]
"To say that I am proud of the gains that our district made would be an understatement," said School Superintendent Greg Gurka.
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"The data we have seen at this point tells us our students are showing strong academic growth," said Gurka.
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"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
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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.
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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.
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"It's always a difficult decision to make," said Greg Gurka.
In 2014, the North Royalton Schools took calamity days on January 6, 7, 28 and 29, due to sub-zero temperatures. This latest day called on February 18 was due to the volume of snow and the winds that created continual drifting. "With the heavy snow, blowing and drifting, my guys just couldn't keep up," said Gurka. By 5:00 a.m. it was evident that the day needed to be called. The district's school buses normally start at 6:30 a.m., so the decision needed to be made. Although the city's snow removal were in full swing, the timing of the snow and the blowing and drifting made the focus to the main roads, said Gurka. "Our buses and students who drive don't just use the main roads, they also use the back roads and side streets," said Gurka.
Gurka said that he cannot remember when the district had to take all available calamity days.
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If extra days are needed to be added to the school year, Gurka said that there will be added cost to the district, but not in the form of personnel, as agreements with teachers and other staff members include the possibility of using those extra days. The Ohio legislature has also considered the extraordinary winter, with several pieces of legislation being discussed that would allow for extra calamity days this year. Some legislators thought that the extra days were excessive, so the legislation has now gone back to Committee, said Gurka.
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"When all the improvements from this bond issue are made, the district will ultimately save money in lower operating costs because the buildings will be more energy efficient as well," said School Superintendent, Greg Gurka. The Board of Education voted 4-1 on both the Resolution of Necessity at a special meeting on January 15 and on a Resolution to Proceed at a second special meeting on January 22.
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"Since the last time the district passed a bond issue in 1987, and then in 1994 to build a new middle school, the Board of Education and administration have made wise, fiscally-responsible decisions on prioritizing what facility issues need to be addressed with the monies available through the permanent improvement fund," said Gurka. "There is not enough money in the permanent improvement fund to make all the repairs necessary. In fact, if we put every available penny we receive each year from the permanent improvement fund into what we want to accomplish in this bond issue, it would take 49 years to fix everything, assuming nothing else would break. We also would not be able to purchase new buses, technology, or textbooks if we did that. This is not possible with the aging of our buildings, and is the reason why the district has no choice but to go before voters once again to ask for this bond issue money." Gurka said that tours of the buildings can be arranged for any resident that would like to view the condition of the buildings. "If any resident has questions or doubts about the needs we are trying to address, I urge them to call me or any one of our principals to schedule a personal tour and meeting," said Gurka.
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The North Royalton Board of Education approved a new contract for Greg Gurka to serve as the district's School Superintendent, effective October 15, 2013 through July 31, 2017, at an initial salary of $120,000.
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Gurka has been serving as interim Superintendent since July, replacing Ed Vittardi, who retired.
North Royalton schools Superintendent ...
www.cleveland.com, 18 June 2014 [cached]
North Royalton schools Superintendent Greg Gurka could not be reached Tuesday regarding the number of students who passed the Terra Nova, which was administered to some North Royalton third-graders last month.
Greg Gurka, superintendent ...
www.cleveland.com, 6 June 2014 [cached]
Greg Gurka, superintendent of the North Royalton City Schools, said his district doesn't employ any double dippers at this time. He said the district has no policy on the practice and that he would consider rehiring retirees on a case-by-case basis.
Greg J. ...
www.northroyaltonsd.org, 29 Nov 2012 [cached]
Greg J. Gurka
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Gregory J. Gurka Director of Personnel North Royalton City Schools 6579 Royalton Road North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone: 440-582-9036 Fax: 440-582-7336
North Royalton Recorder News Promotions, Specials
www.mynorthroyalton.com, 26 June 2013 [cached]
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.
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"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.
...
"It's always a difficult decision to make," said Greg Gurka.
In 2014, the North Royalton Schools took calamity days on January 6, 7, 28 and 29, due to sub-zero temperatures. This latest day called on February 18 was due to the volume of snow and the winds that created continual drifting. "With the heavy snow, blowing and drifting, my guys just couldn't keep up," said Gurka. By 5:00 a.m. it was evident that the day needed to be called. The district's school buses normally start at 6:30 a.m., so the decision needed to be made. Although the city's snow removal were in full swing, the timing of the snow and the blowing and drifting made the focus to the main roads, said Gurka. "Our buses and students who drive don't just use the main roads, they also use the back roads and side streets," said Gurka.
Gurka said that he cannot remember when the district had to take all available calamity days.
...
If extra days are needed to be added to the school year, Gurka said that there will be added cost to the district, but not in the form of personnel, as agreements with teachers and other staff members include the possibility of using those extra days. The Ohio legislature has also considered the extraordinary winter, with several pieces of legislation being discussed that would allow for extra calamity days this year. Some legislators thought that the extra days were excessive, so the legislation has now gone back to Committee, said Gurka.
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