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2015-2016 Budget Information

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Liberty voters approve $42.9 million budget, capital project

On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters approved the district’s $42.9 million 2015-16 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved a $9.6 million capital project proposal. read more

2015-16 budget-at-a-glance

Proposed Budget: $42,981,805
Proposed Budget Change: $778,965 (+1.8%)
Proposed School Tax Levy: $19,166,828
Tax Levy Change: $0 (0%)

Liberty Board of Education adopts 2015-16 budget

On Tuesday, April 21, the Liberty Board of Education unanimously adopted a $42,981,805 budget for 2015-16 that keeps spending flat and yields a zero percent tax levy increase.  read more


first pageBudget newsletter available  click here

Learn about the proposed 2015-16 budget, expenses, capital project, board of education candidates and more.


2015-16 budget statement also available online

click here  to view a PDF version the District's budget statement and required attachments. These documents are also avalaible for public view in the main office of each school building in the District, the Business Office and the Liberty Public Library.


Listen to Dr. Silver discuss the proposed budget on Ciliberto & Semerano

On May 13, Superintendent of Schools spoke about the May 19 ballot and the importance of voting in a live, on-air interview with Thunder 102. 


Budget vote to be held May 19

The next vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from 12 - 9 p.m. in the Liberty High School gymnasium. Every vote is important!
Find out if you are eligible to vote


Additional resources, fact sheets:

Fact sheets on our toughest challenges (updated March 6, 2015)

Want to learn more about some of the biggest challenges schools throughout New York are facing? Please take a moment to read through the fact sheets below:

 - NYS Gap Elimination Adjustment (PDF)
What is the GEA and why does it matter?

 - Public Employee Pensions in New York State (PDF)
Learn more about public pensions and the latest pension reform changes.

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Learn more about the rules that govern our schools and school budgets.

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Learn more about New York's School Tax Relief Program

 - The Three Tax Levy Numbers (PDF)
What are they and what do they mean?

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Learn more about the Tax Levy Cap Law and contigent budget changes.

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Learn more about the eight-step calculation for schools.

- Revenues vs Expenses (PDF)
Breaking down a school budget.

School Tax Rates

Listed below are the school tax rates for 2014-15.
Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed property value.

  • Liberty: $35.76
  • Bethel: $41.28
  • Fallsburg: $46.04
  • Neversink: $787.65
  • Rockland: $41.00

Tax rates differ between towns because of equalization rates set by the New York State Office of Real Property Services. Equalization rates are established in effort to make sure the tax levy is fairly distributed since the district spans multiple municipalities. The district sets final tax rates each August after towns finalize assessment figures and the state sets equalization rates.

Understanding Equalization Rates (PDF)


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Budget Information

Budget Glossary


Tax Information


Tax Related F.A.Q's

Tax Bills Explained (PDF)

Understanding Equalization Rates (PDF)


STAR Exemptions

Fact Sheet (PDF)

N.Y.S. Department of Taxation and Finance


Voter Information

Absentee Ballots

Voter Qualifications


Budget History








Capital Projects

Phase II

Phase I


Liberty Central School District Business Office

District Office
115 Buckley Street
Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-6171
Fax: (845) 292-1164

Business Manager
Lorine Lamerand ext. 2060

Chrissy Klein ext. 2053

Tax Collector
Jeanne Dutcher
(845) 439-3557

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