North Royalton City Schools News Article

New Year Brings Changes in Leadership to North Royalton Board of Education

The North Royalton Board of Education held its organizational meeting on Thursday, January 9 in which Dr. John Kelly was sworn in as president and Heidi Dolezal as vice president.  

Dr. Kelly began his service on the North Royalton School Board in 2012.  This will be Dr. Kelly’s second year in a row as president.  He also served as Board president in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019 and two times as a Board vice president in 2017 and 2018. “I would like to thank the Board for their confidence in electing me to be president in 2020,” said Kelly.  “It is an exciting time to be a member of the School Board as our construction moves quickly at the elementary and high school sites. I will continue to work diligently with all involved to make the process continue to stay on time and on budget.”

Dolezal has served 20 years on the North Royalton School Board, along with 13 years on the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center School Board.  This is her sixth term of service in North Royalton.  She served as president in 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2009.  She was vice president in 2007.

Dolezal looks forward to her new role as vice president.  “I look forward to serving my fellow Board members in this role and thank them for their vote of confidence,” said Dolezal.

“I would like to thank Anne Reinkober for her service as vice president,” said Kelly.  “Her analytical approach to problem solving and her thoroughness have helped me and helped the Board work through the many decisions associated with our ongoing construction. She is a valuable member of our team.”

Also at the meeting, Board members were assigned to committees.  Assignments include:

Buildings and Grounds: Heidi Dolezal
Business Advisory Council: Terry DeLap and Dr. John Kelly
Community Facility Advisory: Dr. John Kelly
Curriculum & Instruction and Pupil Services: Anne Reinkober
OSBA Legislative Liaison: Jackie Arendt
Recreation Board: Dr. John Kelly and Heidi Dolezal
Student Achievement: Jackie Arendt
Transportation Appeals: Terry DeLap and Anne Reinkober
Financial Advisory & Audit: Heidi Dolezal and Dr. John Kelly
Policy: Anne Reinkober and Dr. John Kelly
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Representative: Jackie Arendt

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