Board of Education appoints Lynnette Brunger as district’s assistant superintendent

The Liberty Central School Board of Education has appointed Lynnette Brunger as the district’s new assistant superintendent.

Ms. Brunger was named to the post at a special meeting of the board, held July 26. An educator with 25 years experience as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, she comes to Liberty from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, where she is a middle school principal.

Her first day in Liberty is Aug. 23.

What families need to know about the Advance Child Tax Credit

The Advance Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, provides the largest Child Tax Credit to most working families. If you have filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020 or signed up with the Non-Filer tool last year to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will automatically get the monthly Child Tax Credit.

Starting July 15, montly payments will automatically be made of $250 per child between 6-17 years old or $300 per child under 6 years old. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent head of household. Payments will continue until Dec. 31, 2021.

Low-income families with children are eligible, including those who have not made enough money to be required to file taxes and those who have not filed taxes in a while.

If you have not already signed up or have not filed taxes in a while, you can still sign up to get the Child Tax Credit without losing your benefits. You are also eligible to apply for the Recovery Rebate Credit, also known as stimulus payments, as part of this process. These payments do not count as income for any family. (Signing up will not affect your eligibility for other federal benefits like SSI, SNAP, TANF, and WIC.)

If you have at least one qualifying child and earned less than $24,800 as a married couple; $18,650 as a Head of Household, or $12,400 as a single filer, you can use the IRS Non-filer Sign-up Tool to get the Child Tax Credit and receive missing stimulus payments.

Resources & Helpful Links

The Elementary School’s 2021-22 student supply lists are available here!

Ready for some back-to-school shopping?

Here’s what Liberty’s Elementary students will need for the 2021-22 school year:

Pre-K | Kindergarten | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4


Full Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack (regular size, not a small one)
  • 3 two-pocket plastic folders (paper folders tear easily)
  • Elmer’s washable glue sticks, 4-pack
  • Elmer’s glue, 1 bottle
  • Last Name (A-M): Box of gallon size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Last Name (N-Z): Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Crayola fat washable classic colors markers, 8-pack
  • Crayola crayons, 24-pack
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack
  • Small pillow, small stuffed animal and small blanket for rest time (We have no room for large items)

Half Day

  • Change of clothes (shirt, pants, underwear, socks, sneakers), labeled with child’s name in sealed bag
  • Backpack (regular size, not a small one)
  • 3 two-pocket plastic folders (paper folders tear easily)
  • Elmer’s washable glue sticks, 2-pack
  • Elmer’s glue, 1 bottle
  • AM Students: Box of gallon size storage bags with zip-lock
  • PM Students: Box of quart size storage bags with zip-lock
  • Crayola fat washable classic colors markers, 8-pack
  • Crayola crayons, 24-pack or fewer
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack

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  • Book bag or back pack, labeled with student’s name
  • Set of clothes and sneakers for Physical Education class
  • Plastic crayon box labeled with student’s name
  • Headphones
  • 3 boxes of 24 crayons (Crayola preferred)
  • Glue sticks, 15 (Will need to be replenished throughout the school year)
  • Marble composition notebooks, 3
  • 3 packages of 24 pencils (Ticonderoga preferred)
  • Play-Doh, 4-pack, any color
  • 3 two-pocket folders
  • Scissors
  • EXPO markers, 3 packages
  • Last Name (A-M): 1 box of gallon size Ziploc bags; 1 package of paper plates, and l box of tissues
  • Last Name (N-Z): 1 box of sandwich bags;  18oz package of plastic cups and 1 package baby wipes

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Grade 1

  • Book Bag or backpack labeled with child’s name
  • 3 durable pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, and 1 blue. Do not put names of these folders)
  • Pocket folder of student’s choice (Put name on this folder. This is the homework folder to go to and from school daily)
  • Yellow pencils, 2 packages (Ticonderoga preferred, already sharpened)
  • Large pink erasers, 2
  • Crayons, 2 boxes (no more than 24/box)
  • Black and white marble composition notebooks, 2 (Put name on 1 notebook to go to and from school daily)
  • 4 fine-point black  Expo dry-erase markers
  • Washable markers, 8
  • Elmers purple glue sticks, 10
  • Kids’ blunt tip scissors
  • Durable pencil box
  • Handheld pencil sharpener with shaving catcher
  • Headphones for personal use
  • Tissues, 2 large boxes
  • 1 box of quart, gallon or jumbo Ziploc bags
  • Hand sanitizer, 1 container
  • Disinfectant wipes, 1 package

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    Grade 1 supplies to keep at home

    • Crayons
    • Glue sticks
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Scissors
    • Ruler (with centimeters and inches)

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    Grade 2

    • Red plastic folder
    • Blue plastic folder
    • Green plastic folder
    • 1 pocket folder of student’s choice for homework
    • Composition notebooks, 3
    • Ticonderoga pencils, 2 packages
    • Pencil box
    • Personal pencil sharpener (one that catches shavings)
    • 3×5 index cards
    • Colored pencils
    • Large pink erasers, 2
    • Book bag or back pack labeled with child’s name
    • 3×3″ Post It notes, 4-pack
    • Crayons, 2 boxes (no more than 24/box)
    • Hand sanitizer, small bottle
    • Personal water bottle
    • 3 packs of at least 4 thin black Expo dry erase markers
    • Glue sticks, 12
    • Tissues, 2 boxes
    • Girls: Quart sized Ziploc bags
    • Boys: Gallon sized Ziploc bags
    • Headphones for iPads
    • Scissors

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    Grade 3

    • Headphones
    • Marble composition notebooks, 4
    • Pencil case/tool box
    • Pencils (Ticonderoga are best!)
    • Pencil top erasers or the rectagular ones, 1 package
    • 4 two-pocket folders (1 blue, 1 red, 1 purple, 1 free choice)
    • Crayola colored pencils or crayons, 1 small box
    • Glue sticks (2-3)
    • Post It Notes (3″x3″), 1 large pack
    • Scissors
    • Tissues, 2 boxes
    • Dry erase markers, 2 packages
    • Highlighters (2-3)

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    Grade 4

    • Crayola colored pencils or crayons, 1 package
    • Pencil pouch or box
    • Pencils, 24 (Ticonderoga are best!)
    • Marble composition notebooks, 5
    • Glue sticks, 2
    • 3″ x 3″ post-it notes, 1 package
    • 5 two-pocket folders (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies/Science)
    • Tissues, 4 boxes
    • Dry erase markers, 2 packages
    • Scissors
    • 1″  binder
    • Erasers
    • Highlighters, 1 package
    • A healthy morning snack each day

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    Additional Pandemic-EBT food relief coming this summer

    New York State is again providing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits to all households with children who are eligible to receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act and whose school was closed or operating with reduced in-school attendance during the 2020-2021 school year.

    Distribution of the benefit began in June and will continue for several months.

    Most eligible public-school students can expect to receive their first benefit beginning in late-July. If your child is eligible and has still not received P-EBT benefit by October 2021, please fill out the P-EBT Information Form.

    Here’s some more information about the benefit:

    • If you have misplaced a P-EBT Food Benefit card issued to your child, you may order a replacement card by calling 1-888-328-6399.
    • Once you have set up a PIN, you can check benefits balance by visiting or calling 1-888-328-6399.
    • For more information visit NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page.

    The Liberty Central School District is not affiliated with this program. All questions should be directed to the NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

    MASK REMINDER | Face coverings required during summer school classes

    While summer school is in session at Liberty, face coverings (masks) remain required at all times for students and staff in all school buildings, offices, and buses regardless of vaccination status.

    Plans for the reopening of the 2021-22 school year will be based on anticipated guidance from the NYS Department of Health, the Department of Education, and local health officials.

    From Dr. Patrick Sullivan | I am honored to be Liberty’s new superintendent

    Dear Liberty,

    I am honored and excited to serve as the Liberty Central School District’s new superintendent.  Since joining Liberty five years ago,  it has been clear to me that our Board of Education, administration, staff, students, families, and the entire Liberty community are dedicated to providing the highest quality education and best learning experience for our students.

    Prior to joining Liberty, I was an assistant principal and teacher with Sullivan County BOCES. I joined Liberty’s administrative team in 2016 as assistant director of student services and in 2018 became Liberty Middle School’s assistant principal. In July 2019, I was appointed assistant superintendent.

    In each role I have had the privilege of getting to know many of you, and I look forward to strengthening the District’s relationships, building new ones, and working together. Later this summer, as we prepare for the start of the 2021-2022 school year, I will be asking for your input. I’m conducting two virtual and in-person forums – to be scheduled soon – and I hope you will join me. The ultimate goals of the forums are:

    • Help the Liberty Central School District prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.
    • Help me gather information to support our students’ learning opportunities for the next several years. 

    I am alway happy to hear from you. Please don’t hesitate to email me at or call 845-292-6990.


    Dr. Patrick Sullivan
    Superintendent of Schools


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