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North Royalton City Schools Recognized Terry DeLap as 2017-18 Friend of Education
Friend of Education Terry DeLap
North Royalton City Schools recognized Terry DeLap as the 2017-18 Friend of Education at the June 11, 2018, regular board meeting.  DeLap is a business owner, parent, and long-time supporter of the District.  This annual award goes to a person or persons who significantly contribute to North Royalton City Schools, help inspire and empower students, and dedicate themselves to making North Royalton and Broadview Heights great places.  

As a parent, DeLap always has been a supporter and advocate for his child.  As a local business owner, he makes sure that students and staff are taken care of in many ways.  “For example, last year there were several national news stories about students who couldn't afford to eat lunch and were ashamed to ask for help,” said Superintendent Greg Gurka, North Royalton City Schools.  “Shortly after that news story aired, Terry told me he wanted to make sure this would never happen to North Royalton students.  So, he set up an account that children could use in the event they either forgot their lunch money or couldn’t afford lunch.”

DeLap also volunteers and leads the District’s levy campaigns.  “As the owner of The Cleaning Authority, supporting an issue that might raise your customers’ taxes might not be a wise business decision.  However, as a true friend, it means putting your neck out and taking a stance as only a friend would do. So, when asked by the bond issue committee if he would help, he not only stepped up but, as a friend, did so with no thought or care of losing business because maybe someone disagrees with it,” said Gurka.  In addition, DeLap also serves on the District’s Business Advisory and Strategic Plan committees.

“Friends are people that you can count on in good times and bad, and they are there to lend a helping hand at the drop of a hat,” said Gurka.  “As I have gotten to know Terry over the last several years, I have learned that anyone would be proud to have him as a personal friend!   Our Friend of Education is more than that–he is truly a friend of our entire community.”