Ohio Primary Election, Extension of Absentee Voting
On March 27, 2020, Governor DeWine signed emergency legislation to provide relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes an extension of absentee voting for Ohio’s 2020 primary election.
The extension is effective through April 28, 2020 and applies to individuals who were registered to vote in Ohio as of February 18, 2020 but did not cast a ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary election, or in any special election held on that day.
The Secretary of State will send a postcard to each voter with notification of the methods by which you may obtain an application for an absent voter’s ballot, the procedures and deadlines to apply for an absent voter’s ballot, and the procedures and deadlines to return voted ballots to the office of the Mahoning County Board of Elections. Return postage will be prepaid.
To print an application, please visit Vote.Mahoningcountyoh.gov or call the Mahoning County Board of Elections at 330-783-2472 to request an application be sent to you. While voters are encouraged to stay home and receive and return an application via mail, applications may be picked-up at the Renaissance Building, 345 Oak Hill Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44502 from a container holder absentee application. A completed application may be returned to the Drop Box Office located below the container.
Registered voters must apply for absent voter’s ballots by mail to the Mahoning County Board of Elections by noon on April 25, 2020. Ballots received by mail at the office of the Board of Elections must be postmarked on or before April 27, 2020, unless the voter is eligible for an extended deadline as determined by the Board of Elections in accordance with state law.
Voters who are blind or visually impaired, or voters that are unable to receive mail at the place where they reside or another location may cast absent voter’s ballots in-person at the Mahoning County Board of Elections on April 28, 2020 not later than 7:30 p.m. Voters who are sick, have a disability or are otherwise confined will be provided assistance from the Mahoning County Board of Elections in casting absent voter’s ballots.
For more information and assistance concerning absentee voting, please contact the Mahoning County Board of Elections or visit their website at https://vote.mahoningcountyoh.gov/. Also, the Mahoning County Board of Elections has issued guidance through “2020 Primary Frequently Asked Questions,” which may be accessed at https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/2020-primary-frequently-asked-questions/.
Kindergarten Screening has been postponed indefinitely.
March 17, 2020, Primary Election
Click here to obtain your Absentee Ballot from the Mahoning County Board of Elections
All Poland Schools Playgrounds closed per Dr. Amy Acton MPH Director order to limit spread of the novel coronavirus.
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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.
State Audit Shows Positive Financial Standing For Poland Local School District
Performance Audit Update Presentation
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.