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April 18, 2014
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William Silver, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools
(845) 292-6990

LCSD District Office

115 Buckley Street
Liberty, NY 12754
Dist. Office (845) 292-6171
Main # (845) 292-5400

 

 

 

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NEWS
Upcoming Events
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Spring Break is HERE! School is closed from Monday, April 14 through Monday, April 21. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 22.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all who celebrate and enjoy the time off!

Liberty SAAD Fourth Annual Spring Fling 5K Race/Walk!
Sunday, April 27th
This year's 5K race/walk is dedicated to increasing awareness of the dangers of substance abuse. The course winds its way through the streets of Liberty providing some hills to challenge participants. Watering stations will be provided. Early registration would be appreciated (and it' cheaper too). | READ MORE.
Click here for a registration form.

Dr. Steven SchiffJoseph RubinTwo new members to be inducted to the
LCSD Wall of Fame
June ceremony will honor both inductees. Read more

Wild DavidSix LHS students to display photographs at Exposures 2014
Nine works by six LHS art students will be featured at national juried high school photography exhibit at the Mill St. Loft in Poughkeepsie. Opening night reception will be held on Saturday, March 15.  | read more

A first look at the 2014-2015 budget
Gearing up for the 2014-15 budget season - LCSD can expect an increase of funding over last year, but will still face a $1.2 million shortfall  | read more

LCSD loses more than $6.5 million in state aid thanks to the Gap Elimination Adjustment
The GEA was put into effect in 2010 by Governor Patterson to close a $10 billion shortfall in the state budget. Four years later, funding has still not been restored to school districts, even as the State projects a multi-billion dollar surplus this year. What is the GEA? Watch Video

Snow days - What's left? To date, Liberty has used all seven pre-planned snow days.  If an additional day is needed, then April 21st will be changed from a vacation day to a student day.  | view board of education approved district calendar

Golden Dust PanLES "Golden Dustpan" Award winners announced for
December and January!
Classroom cleanliness is judged by building custodians & winners get to claim the coveted "Golden Dustpan" award. The true winner is LES and the students who personify LIBERTY PRIDE!   | Read More

Liberty CSD introduces 'Anonymous Alerts' system for reporting confidential information directly to school officials
Anonymous Alerts allows students, parents and staff members to confidentially report urgent and sensitive information to school officials directly from an iPhone or iPad, smart phone, tablet or computer. | learn more

Parent TodayLiberty offers PARENT TODAY to district parents,  families
Covering pre-K through senior year, Parent Today is a fantastic resource for all parents - free for all Liberty parents - sign up today! | learn more

LCSD moves to BoardDocs for Board of Education file storage and access
In an effort to streamline Board of Education documents and information, LCSD has implemented an easy-to-use system called BoardDocs.  | read more

Safety at Liberty Central School District
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Liberty Central School District Safety Plan now available
 download PDF

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Spring Recess:
Mon. April 14 - Mon. April 21 (classes resume April 22)

Upcoming Assessments:
NYS English Language Arts: Grades 3-8 - Tues. April 1 - Thurs. April 3
NYSESLAT - Speaking - Wed. April 9 - Fri. April 11
NYS Mathematics: Grades 3-8 - Wed. April 30 - Fri. May 2
NYSESLAT - Mon. May 5 - Fri. May 16
AP EXAMS - Mon. May 5 - Fri. May 16
Science Performance Test: Grades 4-8 - Wed. May 21-23; Tues. May 27 -  Fri. May 30
HS / MS Common Core Regents: Algebra and English - Mon. June 3
Science Written Exam: Grades 4-8 - Wed. June 4
REGENTS EXAMS: Tues. June 17 - Wed. June 25

District-Wide Events:
Saturday, April 12 - Sullivan County HS Art Show  Reception, 1-4 p.m., Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY
Sunday, April 27 - Fourth Annual SADD Spring Fling 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run, 7:30 a.m., Liberty High School
Wednesday, April 30 - Expressions Cafe, 7-9 p.m., LHS Cafeteria

Board of Education Meetings:
Tuesday, April 1 - 2014-15 Budget Presentation: Revenues and Public Hearing re: Code of Conduct changes;  7 p.m., HS Library/Media Center.

Please note that the agenda will include a Public Hearing. The Board will review changes to two sections within Liberty Central School District's Code of Conduct as follows: 5300.30 Prohibited Student Conduct; 5300.70 Public Conduct on School Property. These sections of the Code of Conduct are being updated to allow the Board to establish a prohibition on the use of electronic cigarettes.
Also, the final of three budget presentations, District Revenues, will be presented at this meeting. The agenda will be available on Monday March 31, 2014 on the Liberty BoardDocs page.
Tuesday, April 8 - Budget Presentation: Summary of three budget parts
; 7 p.m.; HS Library / Media Center.
Tuesday, April 22 - BOCES Vote/Election, 7 p.m.; HS Library / Media Center.

Visit the LCSD 2014-15 Budget Page for all budget resources, past presentation, calendars, voting information, board of education election information and more.

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 9-12
Thursday, April 3 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 6:30-8:30 p.m. LHS gymnasium
Thursday, April 10 - Sullivan County HS Art Show and Student Reception, 9-11 a.m., Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY
Friday, April 11 - Third Marking Period Ends
Saturday, April 12 - ACT Testing offered at LHS
Friday, April 25 - Third Marking Period Report Cards Sent home
Tuesday, April 29 - National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., LHS Auditorium

Liberty Middle/High School: Grades 5-8
Thursday, April 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:30-7:30 p.m. LMS gymnasium
Friday, April 11 - Third Marking Period Ends
Thursday, April 24 - National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; LHS Auditorium
Friday, April 25 - Third Marking Period Report Cards Sent home

NYS ELA ASSESSEMENTS - Tues. April 1 - Thurs. April 3

Liberty Elementary School: Grades Pre-k-4
Friday, April 11 - Third Marking Period Ends
Friday, April 25 - Third Marking Period Report Cards Sent home



NYS ELA ASSESSEMENTS - Tues. April 1 - Thurs. April 3



We hope you'll join us for the  
FOURTH ANNUAL Spring Fling 5K Race/Walk!
  

Many sponsorship opportunities available!

click here to download registration form | CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ROUTE MAP

spring fling 2011 racersThe Fourth Annual Spring Fling 5K Race/Walk will take place on Sunday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m., registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds will be used to raise the awareness of the dangers of substance abuse and is sponsored by the Liberty High School Students Against Destructive Decision organization (SADD).

Entry fees are:
$20 - EARLY REGISTRATIONFun Run 2012
$25 - DAY OF RACE
$10 - STUDENTS

Age brackets:
15 and under,
16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

The race route will be the same as last year, and competitive runners will be organized by age bracket. The Spring Fling Fun-Run for kids 12 and under will take place at the conclusion of the main race.

there is no entry fee for the Fun-Run!

Click for
more information, registration form, route map and sponsorship opportunities or contact SADD Student Advisor Sally Forbidussi at sforbidussi@libertyk12.org.

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