OFFICIAL RESULTS: 2014-2015 BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION:
Budget PASSED: 325 yes, 219 no
Thank you to all who voted, viewed the work of our talented art students, enjoyed the spring concert and feasted at the spaghetti dinner. Your support means so much!
District budget vote and Board of
Education election: Tuesday, May 20
Liberty residents to vote on a $42.2 million proposed spending plan and elect three Board of Education members.
Review the 2014-15 Proposed Budget Statement and 2012-13 District Report Card and Fiscal Accountability Supplement (PDF format. Note: this is a large file (6.6 MB). If you are not able to download this document and would like to view a paper copy, please contact the business office at 845-292-6171)
2014-15 Budget Newsletter now available
Board of Education Vacancies - three
seats are up for election
Six individuals will compete for three open seats.
Visit the voter information page to learn more about voter qualifications, absentee ballot information, deadlines and more
Are you registered to vote? You can register until MAY 15.
Do you need an absentee ballot? Ballots are due by May 20.
Board of Education Budget Presentations and other important
The details of the proposed budget are explained and presented to the Board of Education in three parts. Learn more about these presentations as well as other opportunities to participate in the budget process
Budget Fact Sheets:
tax cap information
Learn more about what the tax levy "cap" is and how it affects our schools.
Navigating Through New York's Property Tax Levy Cap
The Three Tax Levy Numbers Under the NYS Tax Levy "Cap"
New York's Tax Levy "Cap" Formula: How does it add up?
Raising the Stakes for Schools: Today's Contingent Budgets
Budget Fact Sheets:
Learn more about some of the biggest challenges facing New York's schools.
Public Employee Pensions in New York State (PDF)
New York State Gap Elimination Adjustment (PDF)
Mandates and Mandate Relief (PDF)
Understanding New York's STAR Program (PDF)
Budget Glossary: Click for a list of commonly used budget terminology
Videos: To help
explain the complicated world of school finance.
Learn more about how the Gap Elimination Adjustment has affected schools in New York State.
Learn more about what the two percent tax levy "cap" REALLY means to schools, taxpayers and communities
A first look at Liberty's 2014-2015 budget
DON'T FORGET! LFA Spaghetti Dinner and the LHS Spring Concert and Art Show are also taking place on Tues. May 20! Eat, Look, Listen, VOTE!
Important Dates remaining for 2014-2015
Budget Development process:
Tuesday, March 11: Regular Board of Education Meeting, Budget Workshop: Non-Instructional Budget Presentation, 7 p.m., Liberty High School
Tuesday, March 25: Regular Board of Education Meeting, Budget Workshop: Instructional Budget Presentation, 7 p.m., Liberty High School
Tuesday, April 1: Regular Board of Education Meeting, Budget Workshop: Revenue Presentation, 7:30 p.m., Budget adoption by the Board of Education; Liberty High School
Monday, April 21: Submission of petitions for propositions to be placed on ballot; Submissions of petitions for Board of Education candidates are due by 5 p.m.
April 23 - May 13: Mail Absentee Ballots
May 6-May 20: Copies of the Liberty Central School District Proposed 2014-2015 available to the public. Budget will be available online or through the District Administration Office, 115 Buckley St., Liberty, NY 12754.
Tuesday, May 6: Budget Hearing, 7 p.m.; Liberty High School Auditorium, regular Board of Education Meeting at conclusion of the Budget Hearing
Wednesday, May 7: Budget newsletter to be mailed to all households in district
TUESDAY, MAY 20: Budget Vote and Annual District Meeting (HS Gymnasium, 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. in the Office of the District Clerk.
LCSD calendar for developing 2014-54 budget click here (PDF document).
School tax bill information, STAR exemption, other info
115 Buckley Street,
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-6171
Fax: (845) 292-1164