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.
Proposed Budget: $42,981,805
Proposed Budget Change: $778,965 (+1.8%)
Proposed School Tax Levy: $19,166,828
Tax Levy Change: $0 (0%)
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.
Learn about the proposed 2015-16 budget, expenses, capital project, board of education candidates and more.
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.
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. listen here
The next vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19 from 12 - 9
p.m. in the Liberty High School gymnasium. Every vote is
Find out if you are eligible to vote
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:
What is the GEA and why does it matter?
Mandates and Mandate Relief
Learn more about the rules that govern our schools and school budgets.
Understanding New York's STAR Program (PDF)
Learn more about New York's School Tax Relief Program
The Three Tax Levy Numbers
What are they and what do they mean?
Tax Levy "Cap" Law Raises the Stakes for School
Learn more about the Tax Levy Cap Law and contigent budget changes.
New York's Tax Levy "Cap" Formula (PDF)
Learn more about the eight-step calculation for schools.
Revenues vs Expenses (PDF)
Breaking down a school budget.
Listed below are the school tax rates for 2014-15.
Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed property value.
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.
Tax Bills Explained (PDF)
Fact Sheet (PDF)
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Liberty, NY 12754
Phone: (845) 292-6171
Fax: (845) 292-1164