District Information

Stategic Planning

Hello Polar Bear Nation! I am writing to you today to ask for your input in 5 key areas that Hardin Northern is focusing on in our strategic planning for the next 3 years. Those areas are: academics, facilities, public relations/communication, social-emotional learning/mental health, and technology.  

The link below takes you to a short survey that will take just a few minutes to complete. The more surveys that are returned help us to make the most informed decisions for the district and the community moving forward. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and very important for our district to continue to move forward.  

Once you finish the survey, hit the submit button and you have done your part in helping Hardin Northern plan for the future! Thank you again. 

Click Here For The Survey


Together, we will create successful citizens through Better Education, positive Attitude, Respect, and a strong work ethic resulting in life-long Success.

Job Opportunities

Available Certified Positions

Available Classified Positions

If interested in classified positions contact Teressa Combs, Adm. Asst. at Hardin Northern, 419-759-2331, ext. 1207. Please download, print and submit an application to Teressa Combs, Hardin Northern, 11589 St. Rt. 81, Dola, OH 45835. Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.​

Substitute Custodian, Educational Aide, Bus Driver
Any person interested in being a substitute: bus driver, cook, custodian, or educational aide on an as needed basis may submit an application.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Information and Application

The Hardin Northern Local School District will permit students for the 2024-2025 school year to enroll in the school system on a tuition free basis.

Beginning April 30, 2024, completed Open Enrollment Applications (see attached copy) will be accepted at the Office of the Superintendent located at 11589 St. Rt. 81, Dola, Oh  45835.

The priority by which applications will be approved will be based upon students previously enrolled under the district’s open enrollment policies, the date of receipt of open enrollment forms, and then by the time of receipt of open enrollment forms.  The Hardin Northern Board of Education through its policy has established grade level, school building and educational program capacities.  The final number of applicants approved for enrollment will be based upon those established capacities.  Application may be rejected in situations where racial imbalances are caused as a result of open enrollment, for certain student disciplinary reasons, and in situations whereby the Hardin Northern District does not offer individual education plan services.

If you have any questions about this policy or the Hardin Northern Schools, please call 419-759-2331.

District Profile

2024-2025 HN Calendar

Title IX - Civil Rights Enforcement

Josh Kauffman
11589 SR 81
Dola, Ohio 45835
419-759-2331 ext. 1206
Email Josh Kauffman

Shelby Ruhlen
Social-Emotional Learning Director
Hardin Northern Local Schools
11589 St. Rt. 81, Dola, OH 45835
419-759-2331 ext. 1404

The Hardin Northern Local Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex. The non-discrimination policies and procedures as required by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act will be strictly enforced following the guidelines and training from the Office of Civil Rights.

Title IX Staff Training Materials

Title I

Title I SchoolWide Plan

Federal Funds Comment Period:

There will be opportunities for public comment on the use of federal funds at the May Board of Education meeting or by calling Brett Halsey at 419-759.2331

HN Fight Song

Stand, Salute our Hardin Northern, we’ll cheer you on to victory

We May Win and we may lose, we’re behind you, yes siree

So Keep your courage and your spirit,

Let black and white Stand out Tonight

We’re All Behind You Hardin Northern

So Let’s Fight! Fight! Fight!

Alma Mater

Alma Mater to thee we raise our voice in songs of praise

To Thee, Hardin Northern, we pledge our love and loyalty

Our guide and counsel will direct our pathways

Faithful sons and daughters we will ever strive to be

HN History