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Indians dominate Raiders; face New Paltz next

The #3 seeded Liberty Indians Varsity Football team crushed the #6 seeded Red Hook Raiders 63-19 at home on Saturday in a first round Section IX Class B playoff game. The victory was a team effort with several players having outstanding games. The Indians now face the #2 seeded New Paltz Huguenots at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. Come cheer your team on to victory. Liberty Pride! Read more in TH Record article

Pink Out photos available online

Photographs from the volleyball team's annual Pink Out event are available online through the district's Facebook page. The team raised over $350, which will go toward assisting local residents with cost of gas and tolls/parking while undergoing doctor's visits and cancer treatment.

Rotary Spaghetti Dinner will be Oct. 26

Liberty Rotary Club will be sponsoring its 49th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the high school cafeteria from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

There will be a “pathway to home ownership” forum Oct. 26

There will be a forum with Ben Serrano of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Town of Liberty Senior Citizen Center. Learn more about ways that renters can become home owners in Liberty. Read more

DTSDE survey will launch Oct. 31

Liberty Central School District invites all parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, and students in grades 3–12 to participate in our Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. The survey will be open later this month. Read more

Trick or Treat at Liberty Elks Oct. 31

Children and their families are invited to Trick or Treat at the Elks Lodge at Darbee Lane in Liberty beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31

LPA to present Nightmare High School Nov. 4-5

On Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, the members of Liberty Performing Arts will present “Nightmare High School.” Both performances begin at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The cost of the tickets is $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Read more

Liberty wants to tap one of its most valuable assets — you!

All Liberty parents are invited to take the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey beginning Oct. 31.  All responses are completely confidential. Help us ensure all students receive an education that opens up a bright, successful future! Read more

Parents selected to take survey for NEEDs2 project

The Liberty Middle/High School was randomly selected to participate in the National Exploration of Emotional/Behavioral Detection in School Screening NEEDs2 project, a national survey being conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut, Northeastern University, and University of New Hampshire. Read more

Discover SUNY Sullivan on Nov. 12

Prospective students interested in beginning their college career this spring or next fall are invited to attend “Discover SUNY Sullivan Day” and a Financial Aid Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12. Read more

District conducting water quality tests in schools

In Sept. 2016, a state law went into effect that requires districts to test water for lead. The law requires districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used by students and submit them to a state approved lab. Fact sheet (PDF)

District recieves initial results of water quality testing

The following letter was mailed home on Sept. 30 to inform all parents about recent water quality testing completed in the elementary and middle schools in the Liberty Central School District.  Read more

School building water test results available online

School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results on the district website. Read more

Board appoints Sandy Wagner as assistant superintendent

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education is happy to announce the appointment of Sandy Wagner as Assistant Superintendent.  Read more

Openings available in new LMS club, WeConnect

Openings are available for the WeConnect, a new 4-H Club designed to help students in grades 7-8 discover new cultures and understand the importance of global citizenship. The first meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 20. Interested parents and students are welcome to attend, ask questions and learn more.  Read more

Literacy support available through Literacy Volunteers of SC

Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, Inc. provides a variety of free services and trains volunteer tutors to assist adults (16 years of age and older) who function at low literacy levels. Learn more

Notice regarding inaccurate property tax credit checks

New York State has begun mailing property tax credit checks, but some homeowners 65 years of age or older are not getting the full amount owed in their rebate checks.The Department of Taxation and Finance is aware of the problem and has begun contacting affected homeowners to let them they'll be receiving an additional check. Read more

Liberty students treated for scabies

According to Sullivan County Public Health Services, a few students attending Liberty Central School District have presented either evidence of or contact with scabies. Read more

District conducting water quality tests in schools

Liberty Central School District receives initial results of water quality testing being conducted in its schools. Read more

Autism spectrum disorder seminars available Oct. – Nov.

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is offering a series of seminars at no cost to participants living in New York State through a grant from the New York State Education Department. Learn more

School tax rebates for New York homeowners change in 2016-17

New York state offers a variety of property tax relief programs, but many changes are in store for 2016-17. New this year is the Property Tax Relief Credit, which will provide rebate checks to many homeowners during the next four years. The traditional School Tax Relief (STAR) program will also see changes in how new homeowners apply for and receive benefits. Another program, the Property Tax Freeze Credit, is at an end when it comes to school taxes. View fact sheet

Tax rates set for 2016-17 school year

At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the district’s tax levy for the 2016-17 school year that carries an average tax rate decrease of 6.82 percent. Read more

Liberty grad reflects on journey at ESL Night

At the district’s annual English as a Second Language (ESL) Night on Aug, 25, Irais Leon, class of 2016, explained how her support system of friends, family and teachers helped her to learn English and excel in Honors courses. Read more

Liberty students in grades 3-8 see growth in state test scores

Student achievement in the Liberty Central School District is moving in a positive trend. Although Liberty students’ scores were below statewide averages for proficiency, they did reflect an increase in performance compared to the 2014-15 school year. Read more

Liberty kicks off school year with teacher, staff convocation

It was standing room only at the district's convocation breakfast Wednesday morning. Educators, administrators, board members and staff flocked to the high school auditorium after a breakfast to celebrate the start of the school year.  Read more

Bethel Woods offers free program for art-enthusiasts

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is offering a monthly program for teens called Project: Identity (PI.) Some PI sessions take place at the Downtown Barn in Liberty. Click here to learn more and sign up.

New mural brightens Liberty High School

Students from the National Art Honor Society finished a mural last week meant to embody the high school experience from beginning to end. The mural is on permanent display to the right of the high school main entrance. Read more

Liberty places third in Sullivan Renaissance contest, wins $5,000

Congratulations to all who were involved with the art departments’ town beautification project! Their efforts were rewarded with a third place prize of $5,000 by Sullivan Renaissance. Read more

2016-17 immunization requirements available online

Click here to view the New York State immunization requirements for children by grade level.

State designates Liberty as a Focus District

The district recently notified parents that Liberty had been designated as a Focus District and is eligible for extra support services to meet student needs. Liberty Elementary and Middle School have also been identified as Focus Schools. Click here to read a follow-up letter that was mailed to parents Aug. 10.

Learn more about the district's focus designations

Click here to learn about what it means to be designated a Focus District or Focus School and how parents and/or community members can assist or provide input.

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

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.

Information on Zika virus

Sullivan County Public Health Services has compiled information on the Zika virus and mosquito control. Please click here to learn more and access fact sheets on general information, Zika and pregnancy, transmission and risks.

Sullivan County Food Pantry Guide available online

There are over 25 programs – food pantries, soup kitchens and churches – that have food for hungry people. If you or someone you know needs food, please download a complete list of food pantries and other helpful agencies in Sullivan County here.

Liberty Wall of Fame changes induction criteria

For the first time since 2011, the Liberty Wall of Fame has changed its rules regarding the induction criteria. The Wall of Fame selection committee has eliminated the option to induct community and staff members. Instead, the Liberty Wall of Fame will solely recognize distinguished alumni.  read more

Regents approve new graduation pathway

At its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a regulation that will allow all students statewide the opportunity to graduate with a Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential added to their high school diplomas. Read more

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. Read more

Students give school salad bar an A+

The welcome addition of the first of three new school salad bars is causing a stir among sports- and nutrition- minded students and staff. Beginning Sept. 7, all three Liberty school cafeterias will include a free salad bar. 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

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

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

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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