Pay to Participate Eliminated
Poland, Ohio- The Poland Board of Education voted to eliminate Pay to Participate for student athletes and band members at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.
Pay to Participate (PTP) was implemented as one of numerous measures to reduce expenditures when the district was facing significant financial issues in 2012. When it was implemented, there was a $200 charge per sport for student athletes. Student band members also paid a fee to participate. Two years after implementing PTP, the Board of Education reduced the amount by 50 percent.
The amount of money collected from PTP fees changes annually based on student participation at Poland Middle School and Poland Seminary High School. Recent collections at both schools is around $65,000. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, PTP will no longer be in effect for students in the Poland Local School District.
Other initiatives that were eliminated in 2012 as cost saving measures have also been reinstated. Those initiatives include elementary specials, which range from music, physical education, art, as well as elementary school counseling. The Poland School District continues to make every effort to be good stewards of taxpayer money, while providing the best services to students and families. The Poland Schools appreciates the families that participated in the PTP program these last few years.
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.