Special board meeting on July 30

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the District Office at 115 Buckley Street, Liberty, NY.  This open meeting is for the board to vote on personnel action items only.  There will be no other regular business.

The agenda will be available on Monday, July 29, at BoardDocs.

Cohen earns national FBLA recognition

picture of Mike Cohen in FBLA compeition
Mike Cohen too second place in the Help Desk category at the national FBLA competition

More than 9,500 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to Texas to Create. Lead. Inspire, as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $179,000 in cash awards.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference was held June 29–July 2 in San Antonio. Participants from across the United States and abroad attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Michael Cohen from Liberty High School in Liberty, NY received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Cohen competed in Help Desk and brought home second place. Help Desk is a competition-oriented around developing skills in the field of Information Technology. The participant is given a prompt dealing with a given user that needs technological assistance. From here, the competitor must professionally design and implement a solution that properly fits the customer’s needs. “It’s such an honor to represent my hometown and my school in this way. My experience in the Future Business Leaders of America organization has provided me with incredible opportunities that I would not have otherwise,” said Michael, President of Liberty’s FBLA.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational speakers on a broad range of business topics.


HOURS: Full Time Hours
LOCATION: As assigned
Additional Info: This position involves the performance of routine building maintenance, labor, or cleaning tasks. The work involves thorough execution of tasks assigned which follow a well-established routine or specifically defined assignment. This work involves the performance of semi-skilled tasks in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and mechanical work. All work is done under general supervision.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2, 2019
EXPERIENCE: Electrical certification and HVAC experience preferred
SALARY: $45,660.03 annually (probationary pay for 6 months)

Email: ademarmels@libertyk12.org
DUE DATE: July 31, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.libertyk12.org/employment/

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Chromebooks to be distributed to all HS students

For the 2019-2020 school year, all students at Liberty High School will be issued a Chromebook that may be used at school and at home to enhance their educational opportunities and experiences. The mission of the District’s 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is to ensure that all students in grades 9-12 have access to the digital tools and resources to allow them to be successful learners at the high school and outside of the school day. Additionally, this will provide equal access to technology for our students and staff. To help reach this goal, we will provide our students with digital devices that can expand their learning opportunities.

We would like to help parents and students better understand these opportunities and responsibilities associated with the new devices. With this in mind, parents of 9th-12th grade students must attend our parent information session before we can issue a Chromebook to your child in September 2019. Our parent information session will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in the LHS David E. Panebaker Auditorium. Any parent who will be unable to attend the August informational meeting will be required to either view our informational video online (the link will be provided at a later date) or attend the informational session at Open House on September 12, 2019. In addition, parents and students must complete the “LCSD Student/Parent Device Agreement” form located in the back of the User Guide and return it to the High School Main Office where it will be kept on file. This must be turned in prior to being issued a Chromebook in September 2019. Chromebooks will be collected prior to classes ending in June.

Students will be provided with information about the care and use of their Chromebook during Homeroom at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. This will allow the students to better understand the benefits of the program and the responsibilities that they have as part of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative.

If you have any questions or concerns about attending the informational session, please feel free to contact the LHS Main Office at 845-292-5400, extension 2005.

Athletes register using Family ID

We are excited to announce that we are continuing to offer the convenience of online athletic registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com).  FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our athletic programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.  When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member, for multiple uses and multiple programs.


All student-athletes must have a current physician’s physical on file with the health office to participate in sports. 

If your student athlete’s physical is expired, you may submit a new one to the health office by taking a picture or scanning a copy and uploading it to the FamilyID form. You may also hand in a hard copy to the appropriate school health office. 


Junior Varsity and Varsity Sports:

  • Registration for Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall Sports opens on July 19, 2019.
  • The Junior Varsity and Varsity Fall sports season begins on August 19, 2019.

Modified Sports:

  • Registration for Modified Fall Sports opens on August 5, 2019. 
  • The Modified Fall sports season begins on September 5, 2019.

If you already have an account you may use the information you submitted in previous seasons to save time with future registrations. Please use the following steps:

  1. Click on the Current Season registration form on your school’s Family ID Landing page.    https://www.familyid.com/liberty-central-school-district-athletics
  2. Login using the email address and password you created previously (do not create a new account).
  3. Choose the sport.
  4. Click on “Add Participant Below or Click to Select” and pick your child’s name.
  5. Update health and demographic information, if necessary.
  6. Sign-off on seasonal agreements.
  7. Save  and Submit.

Follow these steps to create an account for the first time.:

  1. To find your program, click on the link provided by the Organization above and select the registration form under the word Programs.
  2. Next click on the green Register Now button and scroll, if necessary, to the Create Account/Log In green buttons. If this is your first time using FamilyID, click Create Account. Click Log In, if you already have a FamilyID account.
  3. Create your secure FamilyID account by entering the account owner’s First and Last names (parent/guardian), email address and password. Select I Agree to the FamilyID Terms of Service. Click Create Account.
  4. You will receive an email with a link to activate your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your email filters (spam, junk, etc.).
  5. Click on the link in your activation email, which will log you into FamilyID.com.
  6. Once in the registration form, complete the information requested. All fields with a red * are required to have an answer.
  7. Click the Continue button when your form is complete.
  8. Review your registration summary.
  9. Click the green Submit button. After selecting ‘Submit’, the registration will be complete. You will receive a completion email from FamilyID confirming your registration.

If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at support@familyid.com or 888-800-5583 extension 1.  Support is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly. In addition, if you require computer access or need assistance, please call, or make an appointment with the Main Office in the High School at 845-292-5400, extension 2005 or the Main Office in the Middle School at 845-292-5400 extension 2300

District Treasurer

POSITION AVAILABLE: District Treasurer
HOURS: Full time hours
LOCATION: District Office, Liberty
EXPERIENCE: Payroll and Accounting experience required
SALARY: Starting at $50,000 Annually and based on experience

RECRUITING OFFICER: Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore
Email: atornatore@libertyk12.org
DUE DATE: July 22, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.olasjobs.org

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Anticipated Elementary Teacher Leave Replacement

POSITION AVAILABLE: Anticipated Elementary Teacher Leave Replacement
HOURS: Leave Replacement
LOCATION: Leave Replacement
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020
PROFESSIONAL: Certified Childhood/Elementary Teacher
SALARY: As per LFA Agreement

Email: jharris@libertyk12.org
DUE DATE: July 17, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.olasjobs.org

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Anticipated Elementary Teacher Leave Replacement

POSITION AVAILABLE: Anticipated Elementary Teacher Leave Replacement
HOURS: Leave Replacement
LOCATION: Leave Replacement
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2019 – February 7, 2020
PROFESSIONAL: Certified Childhood/Elementary Teacher
SALARY: As per LFA Agreement

Email: jharris@libertyk12.org
DUE DATE: July 17, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.olasjobs.org

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.2 Art Teacher

HOURS: Part Time Hours
LOCATION: Liberty Middle School, Buckley St., Liberty
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2019
PROFESSIONAL: NYS Art Certification required
SALARY: As per LFA Agreement

Email: acameron@libertyk12.org
DUE DATE: July 15, 2019
APPLY VIA: www.olasjobs.org

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