https://www.facebook.com/Waterloo-Local-Schools-168461083212137/timeline/     https://sites.google.com/a/viking.portage.k12.oh.us/waterloolsd/home/Twitterbird.png   https://sites.google.com/a/viking.portage.k12.oh.us/waterloolsd/home/youtube-round-450x450-monaghan-tooling-group-142197.png

A message to Waterloo families from Dr. Braman - 4/1/2020


The Ohio Primary Election will conclude on April 28, 2020. There will NOT be an opportunity for in-person voting and your vote must be cast via an absentee ballot. You must request an absentee ballot directly from the Portage County Board of Elections.  I spoke with a BOE employee on the phone this morning and she suggested requesting your ballot two weeks in advance to ensure it arrives to you in time. That means you should request your ballot by April 14. Once it arrives at your home you should complete your ballot and return it to the Board of Elections. Your ballot MUST BE POSTMARKED BY APRIL 27 (the day before the election) in order for it to be counted.


(1) REQUEST A BALLOT -  https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/portage/avrequest.aspx  Complete an absentee ballot request and then print it out and either (1) mail it to the BOE or (2) drop it in the drop box at the BOE in Ravenna. Be sure you sign the request. If it is not signed it will not be accepted.

(2) WAIT - Once you have submitted your request the BOE will process that request and mail you your ballot. This is why you should request your ballot at least 2 weeks in advance - so the BOE has time to get you a ballot. They are going to be swamped! Do not wait until the last minute to request your ballot!

(3) RETURN YOUR BALLOT - Once you have received your absentee ballot in the mail complete it and return it. Remember, it must be postmarked by April 27.

Notes: Ohio hosts a "party primary" so please pay attention to section 6 when you are requesting your ballot. Be sure to select "Primary Election" and then choose one of the following ballots: Democratic, Issues Only, Libertarian, or Republican.

The BOE is closed but their phone lines are open so PLEASE call if you have questions - (330) 297-3511


Mission Statement of the Waterloo Local Schools

Waterloo Local School District, in cooperation with our families and community, cultivates academic excellence through high quality instruction and experience-based learning connecting students’ lives to their futures. 

Waterloo Belief Statements:

1. We believe that cooperating with our families and community is essential in providing our students with a high quality education.

2. We believe in providing a safe and nurturing environment that enhances the physical, social, and emotional development of each child.

3. We believe in offering innovative instruction.