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 are typically held 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the Liberty High School media center. In addition to regular meetings, it is necessary for the board to hold executive sessions, which the public cannot attend. These sessions may precede or follow the regular meeting and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as contract negotiations and personnel or legal matters.

BOE will meet May 4 | Annual budget hearing is at 6:30 p.m.

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education will meet in person Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the LHS auditorium.

CDC and NYS Department of Health protocols regarding masks and social distancing will be observed. The May 4 BOE meeting will also be live streamed here.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the board will immediately enter into executive session.

The regular, public session of the meeting is at 6:30 p.m and will begin with the annual budget hearing, followed by regular BOE business. The board will also enter into executive session at the close of the public meeting, and will adjourn immediately the end of the executive session.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment session of the meeting must attend the meeting in person.

The agenda will be available on Monday May 3, 2021 at Board Docs.

2021-22 Proposed Budget Vote and BOE Elections

On May 18, Liberty voters will go to the polls to vote on the proposed district budget and elected members to the board of education. Learn more about the proposed budget here.

Budget vote, BOE elections timeline

  • March 9
    Budget Presentation at BOE meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Liberty High School.
  • March 23
    Budget Presentation at BOE meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Liberty High School.
  • April 6
    Budget Presentation at BOE meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Liberty High School.
  • April 19
    Last day for BOE candidates to submit a petition to appear on the ballot
  • April 20
    Board of Education adopts Proposed 2021-22 District Budget at its regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Liberty High School
  • May 4
    BUDGET HEARING during regular meeting of the BOE, 6:30 p.m. in the Liberty High School Auditorium.
  • May 4-18
    Copies of the budget available for public review
  • May 11
    Last day for absentee applications to be received (if ballot is to be mailed)
  • May 13
    Last day to register to vote in the 2021-22 budget vote and school board elections
  • May 17
    Last day for absentee applications to be received if ballot is delivered in person
  • MAY 18
    BUDGET VOTE, 12-9 p.m., Liberty High School Gymnasium.
    Absentee ballots must be received in the Office of the District Clerk by 5 p.m.

Board member responsibilities

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