Budget news available online

Interested in learning more about Liberty’s proposed 2019-20 budget? Looking for information on the New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) program, tax levy limit law or general budget terms? Visit this page to access glossaries, videos and more.

Please note: Since the development of the district’s annual spending plan is an ongoing process, we recommend that you save this page and open it weekly for updates. 

The district’s 2019-20 budget development presentations and updates are also available online. Following the budget adoption on April 23 printed copies of the budget statement will be available in the main office of each school building in the district, the business office and the Liberty Public Library.

As of press time, the draft proposal carries a 0 percent tax levy increase and maintains all existing academic programs; creates a third School Resource Officer position and a high school MakerSpace and includes funding for four translation devices which would provide real time, two-way translation; an after-school tutoring program at the middle and high school; additional security cameras at the middle and high school; and field maintenance equipment for the soccer, softball and baseball fields.

Voters will also elect three members to the Board of Education. Voters will cast their ballot on Tuesday, May 21 at Liberty High School. Polls will be open from 12-9 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who are unable to vote in person due to illness, physical disability, hospitalization or travel.

Applications are needed in order to receive a ballot. To request your ballot application, e-mail District Clerk, Tania DeFrank at tdefrank@libertyk12.org or call (845) 292-6990, or visit the District Office at 115 Buckley Street in Liberty. If you want your ballot mailed to you, your application must be received by May 13. If you plan to pick up your application and ballot in person you may do so until May 20.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the district office by 5 p.m. on May 21.