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Food Service

Breakfast and Lunch Prices

K-6 Breakfast $1.00
7-12 Breakfast $1.25
K-6 Lunch $2.40
7-12 Lunch $2.60
Adult Lunch $3.20
Regular Milk $.50

Fee Waiver

To save you time and effort, the information you gave on your Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Application may be shared with other programs for which your children may qualify. You may be eligible for a waiver of any fees associated with participation in a course of study. (The waiver shall not apply for fees charged for participation in co-curricular or extra-curricular activities.) For the following, we must have your permission to share your information. Sending in this form will not change whether your children get free meals.

Cafeteria Information

Hardin Northern uses a point of sale system (POS) that is use in the school cafeteria. Each student is assigned a PIN Number which they will use each day to pay for their lunch. Parents and students are encouraged to prepay for meals by depositing money in a student’s SPS EZpay account online. Students will also be able to bring money to the cafeteria in the morning before school or to the lunch line.


Gifted and Talented


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Guidance Office


The Mission of the Hardin Northern guidance office is to: encourage high academic performance; assist students in developing career goals; provide information on college preparation and enrollment; track student progress toward graduation; and assist students and parents in overcoming personal, school, and social problems.


To enroll a new student in grades 7-12, please call Mr. Wilson and set up an appointment or to enroll a new student in grades K-6 call 419-759-2331. Phone number is 419-759-2331. For information on open enrollment view our open enrollment page.

You will need:

  • Original copies of the students birth certificate,

  • Social security card,

  • Shot records,

  • Custody papers

  • Proof of residence in our district or open enrollment forms.

Scholarship List

Click here for list updated 11-1-23

Click here for direction on claiming your HN Community Scholarship

Interested in donating to the Hardin Northern Scholarship Foundation?  Click here for more information

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Human Resources



Elementary Librarian: Melinda Hipsher

Phone: Ext.1305


Jr & Sr High Librarian: Darlene Wilson

Phone: Ext.1304



Project Based Learning

Special Ed

Special Education


Technology Department

Technology Coordinator: Andy Emerine

Phone: Ext.1027



Transportation Department

Coordinator: Mike Crist


Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Because of safety concerns for our children, we are requesting that everyone follow these procedures at Hardin Northern.


  • When bringing students to school in the morning, please drive through the north parking lot in the back of the building and drop students off at the cafeteria doors. To help the flow of traffic just drop children off at the sidewalk and then pull on through. If you wish to walk your child into the building, please park in the front of the building and enter the main doors.

  • The doors will not open until 8:00 a.m. At this time students will enter the building and go directly to the cafeteria. Students have will have the option to eat breakfast. See the cafeteria page for more information.

  • Please remember that anytime a parent goes to the classroom, or even into the halls, they are required to register in the office and wear a visitor’s badge. This policy is in effect even when you are walking your children to classrooms in the morning upon arrival. Remember, this is for the safety of all of our children.

  • School begins at 8:20a.m. Students who arrive after 8:20 a.m. will need to enter through the front doors and sign-in.


  • In the afternoons, parents of elementary students need to pick students up in the north parking lot at the elementary doors. Please park in the north lot and walk to the building to pick up your student.

  • Students will be released at approximately 3:18 p.m.

Thank you for helping keep our children safe. We appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Any inconveniences at the beginning will be worth our children’s safety.



Public Records Policy

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires all public bodies to make non-exempt records available for inspection and copying. The Hardin Northern Local School District strives to comply with this law and endorses the fundamental concept that all persons are entitled to full, accurate, and complete information regarding the affairs of the district and its official acts and policies.

Public records requests may be made in person 11589 ST RT 81 Dola, Ohio 45835; or by email to Treasurer, Brennon Hattery.

The Hardin Northern Local School District Treasurer’s Office has a public records policy and a Schedule of Records Retention.

The following policies are located in our policy manual.

  • Public Records Policy

  • HN Personal Records Policy File

  • Data And Records Retention File

To Report Fraud

If you suspect fraud, you can report your suspicions to the Ohio Auditor of State’s office.

To report fraud ONLINE, use this link:

or US MAIL a written complaint:

Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
Special Investigations Unit
88 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 1140
Columbus, OH 43215


or CALL the SIU Fraud Hotline
1-866-FRAUD OH (1-866-372-8364)

Click for Auditor of the State Fraud Hotline Document

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