State to Provide an Update on District Performance Audit
The Auditor of State’s Office will give an update about the Poland Local School District’s performance audit from 2018. The update will take place at the February 24, 2020, Poland Board of Education Meeting at 6 p.m. at Poland Seminary High School Auditorium.
The Poland Local School District has taken several significant steps since the audit was released, all while keeping in mind what’s best for students. The previously released audit was performed due to a projected fund balance deficit, beginning in FY19, as provided in the May 2017 five year forecast.
Also at Monday’s meeting, the Board of Education will recognize football players, cheerleaders, and the cross country student athletes for their State level seasons.
Nina Kalouris, Poland Middle School Student
A Poland girl had a very specific request for her 12th birthday: no gifts. Instead, Nina Kalouris wanted to help others for her birthday, and asked for donations to buy gift cards. “I didn’t really need anything, so I decided to give money and gift cards to other people in need,” she said. Kalouris is amazed at how many donations she received, and a family member doubled the amount Kalouris received. All together, donations totaled $650. Gift cards to grocery stores have been purchased with the money, and will be given to families in need at McKinley Elementary School and Poland Middle School. “I wanted to help someone and it made me feel better that I helped someone instead of giving me something that I really don’t need or use,” said Kalouris. “So someone will be happy because I’m already happy with what I have.
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.