Board of Education

The Liberty Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Liberty Central School District. It establishes operational policies, sets educational goals and standards, evaluates program effectiveness, develops the annual school budget and balances educational needs with community resources.

Meetings

Board of Education meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the library/media center at Liberty High School.

During the mandated, state-wide closure of all public schools, members of the public can attend School Board meetings via video conference. An access code will be posted on this website prior to each meeting so members of the public can join from home.
To request a recording of a recent meeting contact District Clerk Tania DeFrank at 845-292-5400 ext 2051 or email tdefrank@libertyk12.org.

Executive Session

In addition to its regular meetings, it is sometimes necessary for the board to hold executive sessions, which the public cannot attend. These sessions may precede or follow regular meetings and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as personnel matters and employee contract negotiations. All official actions, however, must and do take place at public meetings.

Responsibilities of a Board Member

According to the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), board members must fulfill certain duties to the institution and the community they serve.

Major Responsibilities

  • Set the district’s direction by working with the community to establishing goals, standards and strategies to transform a shared vision into reality
  • Ensure alignment of strategy, resources, policies, programs and processes with district goals
  • Assess and account for progress using comprehensive data, thorough deliberation and open communication
  • Continuously improve the district, accentuating and reinforcing the positive and correcting the negative

Board Roles

  • Represent the entire community
  • Be a steward of the district’s resources
  • Act as a leader of the district
  • Advocate for public education