State Audit Shows Positive Financial Standing For Poland Local School District
The Ohio Auditor of State reports a 13 million dollar turnaround for the Poland Local School District. A report from the state’s office was presented at the Board of Education meeting on February 24, 2020.
The Poland Local School District (PLSD) was audited by the state due to a projected fund balance deficit provided by the May 2017 five-year-forecast. The audit listed several recommendations the district could implement to reduce expenses. The Poland Board of Education and district administrators looked at the recommendations and made decisions based on what was best for student achievement. Not all recommendations from the state were acted upon. Some of the steps taken include the following:
A Bus/Vehicle Replacement Plan
Technology Replacement Plan
Reducing expenditures by bringing some services back to PLSD
Heating and cooling conservation programs
Reorganization of district personnel
Closing Dobbins Elementary School
When it comes to finances, there are several other positive steps to note, as reported in the five-year-forecast adopted in October 2019. The unreserved fund balances through Fiscal Year 2024 is in the black. Second, the annual debt service payment has been reduced by more than $160,000 annually for the next four years due to refinancing of the district’s outstanding debt.
PSHS Is a Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Program
Ashlin Rabindra, National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist
Ashlin Rabindra, a senior at PSHS, is a finalist in The 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. He was selected from a group of more than 16,000 students due to his strong academic performance.
Rabindra is interested in STEM, science, engineering, technology and mathematics, and is also looking to major in engineering. He has also taken advantage of honor courses at PSHS.
Welcome to the Poland Local School District, home of the Bulldogs.
The Poland Local School District (PLSD) is made up of four schools, Union Elementary ( Preschool-Grade 2), McKinley Elementary (3-5), Poland Middle School (6-8) and Poland Seminary High School (9-12.)
The Poland Local Schools started in 1802. Our vision is to build upon a tradition of excellence and our core values. Doing this, the Poland Local Schools will be a leading center of learning for students. Poland Local Schools are committed to providing students with a well-rounded education, preparing every student for success and meeting the individual needs of students.
POLAND SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT
Educate, empower and inspire every student at every opportunity.
POLAND SCHOOLS VISION
Built upon a tradition of excellence and our core values, the Poland Local Schools will be a leading center of learning for all students.
- Place the needs and welfare of students first.
- Respect the inherent value of each student.
- Nurture a desire for lifelong learning.
- Build community engagement.
- Operate with accountability and transparency.
- Uphold the tradition of our schools within the community.
- Educate within a collaborative, creative, and cultivating learning environment.
- Encourage parent and community involvement.
- Build honest and trusting relationships that respect all people.