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Budget & Finance

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Building a school budget for the future

Developing the annual school budget is a year-round process. Visit this webpage throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process or click on the links at right for more information.

How is a school budget developed?

District residents have the final say on the annual school budget when they vote each May. Prior to that vote, several steps and a lot of work must take place to craft a balanced budget proposal. Budget development begins in the fall and winter. Click here to learn more.

2017-18 Budget Calendar available online

for the School Budget Development Calendar for important budget related board meetings and presentations.



Not sure if you're registered to vote? Find out here:

Polls are open for district residents to vote from noon – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the Liberty High School gymnasium. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, click here to check your registration status.

Learn about some of the biggest challenges affecting New York Schools

It's time to get our facts straight. View fact sheets about the mandates, pensions, GEA and the tax levy limit (tax levy "cap"):

Mandates and Mandate Relief (PDF)
Public Employee Pensions in NYS (PDF)
New York's Tax Levy "cap" formula: How does it add up? (PDF)
The three tax levy numbers under New York state’s tax levy “cap” (PDF)
Raising the stakes for schools: Today's contingent budgets (PDF)
Understanding New York's STAR Program (PDF)

Budget Presentations

March 16, 2017: Proposed Non-Instructional Budget (PDF)
March 21, 2017: Proposed Instructional Budget (PDF)
April 4, 2017: Revenue Summary (PDF)



Some documents are in Adobe PDF format. To convert these documents to a more accessible format, visit this web page.

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School Budget Development Calendar

2017-18 School Year


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

Check Your Voter Status

Polling Place Finder


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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