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The LES BOGO Book Fair will take place May 4-5

 The BOGO (buy one, get one free) Book Fair will be open from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. on May 4 and 6 and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 5.

District website to be redesigned, feedback needed

The Liberty Central School District wants to know what you find useful on its existing website and what you think could be improved. To help guide the redesign process, please complete a short eight-question survey which will be available online through May 13. read more

Music Department announces Spring Concert dates

The Liberty Central School Music Department is pleased to announce its 2016 Spring Concert series. All performances are in the Liberty High School David Panebaker Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Read more

Budget newsletter in the mail soon

Check your mailboxes soon for the May 2016 Budget Edition of the Liberty Central School District newsletter - or view it online now. read more

Liberty 2016-17 School Budget Hearing set for May 3

The budget hearing on the proposed 2016-17 budget will be held Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the David E. Panebaker Auditorium in the Liberty High School. The Annual Meeting Budget Vote and Election will take place Tuesday, May 17 from noon – 9 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium. Find out if you are eligible to vote.

Board of Education meeting will follow Budget Hearing, May 3

There will be a Liberty Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 3. The board will meet in the high school’s media center, immediately following the budget hearing at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The agenda will be available May 2 via BoardDocs.

Catskill Mountainkeeper Farmers’ Market  in Liberty opens May 27

The Liberty Farmers' Market will be open every Friday from 4-7 p.m. from May 27 through Oct. 28 at Creekside Park, 91 S. Main St. behind Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation. read more

Get involved with DIALOGUE2CHANGE

The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) has begun an important grassroots initiative to pull Sullivan County from poverty to prosperity – and your participation is needed. The SCHRC is searching for 8-12 community members from each district to take part in DIALOGUE2CHANGE, a new companion effort designed to create positive community change through open conversation. read more

Board approves Liberty budget proposal, vote set for May 17

On Tuesday, April 19, the Liberty Board of Education adopted a $44,414,849 budget for 2016-17 that yields a -2.61 percent tax levy increase. Read more

Voters to elect three Board of Education members May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, Liberty Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Liberty Board of Education from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019. read more 

Not sure if you're registered to vote? Find out here:

Polls are open for district residents to vote from noon – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the Liberty High School gymnasium. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, click here to check your registration status.

Student art to take to the streets, May 20

The LHS National Art Honor Society will host its Museum Show and Art Walk on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty Library. Students will escort groups in an Art Walk along Main Street, where many exhibits will be on display. read more

Learn budget basics in less than 3 minutes with School Budgets 101 video

Want to learn the fundamentals of how the district builds its proposed budget each year?  read more

Schooltool Parent Portal app now available

Schooltool has created a Mobile App which allows parents to access their Parent Portal account from their Smartphones. The information that is accessible through Parent Portal includes schedules, grades, progress reports, report cards, attendance records and class assignments. read more

Comptroller’s report praises Liberty for fiscal responsibility

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli recently released a report commending the Liberty Central School District and its board of education for installing sound financial checks and balances for transactions made during the 2014-2015 school year. read more

State designates Liberty as a Focus District

The New York State Education Department recently notified the Liberty Central School District that it is has been designated as a Focus District and is eligible for extra support and services to meet student needs.In addition to the district designation, both Liberty Elementary School and Liberty Middle School have been identified as Focus Schools. read more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Beginning Sept. 1, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York.

Liberty to induct three new members to the Wall of Fame

Liberty  is pleased to announce that trio of distinguished Liberty High School alumni are set to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. Dr. Austin Cantor, Dr. Michael Schwartz and Mr. Melvin I. Urofsky will be honored June 25 for their various achievements during and after their time at LHS. read more

Important notice about snow "give back" days

When snow days are not used, the district “gives them back” by closing school on days that were originally scheduled to have school in session. Although we have seven snow days built into the schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, as of Feb. 16, we have used one. read more

President signs new federal education law

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bipartisan bill passed both houses of Congress by wide margins earlier this month. This came after three failed attempts to replace NCLB since it expired in 2007. read more

District adopts Alternative Veterans Exemption

At its meeting on on Feb. 23, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the Alternative Veterans' Exemption at the minimum level, which exempts a portion of eligible veterans’ property values from school taxes based on state law. read more

Liberty receives grant for three salad bars 

Beginning in April, students will be able to eat fresh vegetables and fruit from a salad bar thanks to a grant from “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” its partner, the Whole Kids Foundation and Cornell Cooperative Extension.  read more

Rebate check delivery may take months, according to State

On Nov. 24, New York officials began mailing over property-tax rebate checks for homeowners whose school districts complied with the state-imposed tax cap and submitted efficiency plans. LCSD met these regulations, however; it may take months for checks to arrive in Sullivan County, according to Times-Herald Record.

NYS Health Department recommends flu vaccine

The New York State Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics and several other health organizations also support this recommendation. read more

Students will be provided instruction in CPR

On Oct. 7 New York became the nineteenth state to require that hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) be taught to all senior high school students. The Board of Regents adopted the amendment to the Commissioner of Education’s regulations which go into effect immediately. read more

We’ve gone google!

Liberty Central School District now has a Google Calendar available on its website. As district events are updated, these changes are automatically seen by anyone who checks or subscribes to the school calendar. READ MORE

Now serving free meals for all students

Beginning on Sept. 8, the district will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast to all students, regardless of their income status.  READ MORE

Learn more about free breakfast procedures

Every morning, free breakfast will be served in the classrooms of Liberty Elementary and Middle School and in the cafeteria of Liberty High School.  READ MORE

Tax rates set for 2015-16

At its Aug. 25 meeting, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the district’s tax rate calculation for the 2015-16 school year that carries an average tax rate decrease of 5.44 percent. READ MORE

2015-2016 district calendar now available

CLICK HERE to access the 12-month school year district calendar. The calendar was created during the summer, and some events may be changed or added after printing. Please check the district's Google calendar for updates.

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