Business Office and District Budget

The School Business Official supervises Liberty’s Business Office, which is responsible for accounting, auditing, benefits coordination, capital projects coordination, contract negotiations, facility use coordination, the district census, payroll, purchasing, records management, and safety planning. The business office also supervises Buildings and Grounds, Food Services, and Transportation.

2022-2023 District Budget


On May 17, 2022, Liberty Central School District voters approved a $57,543,257 budget for the 2022-23 school year by a vote of 231 to 64.

District voters also approved/denied a five-year contract with Rolling V Transportation Corporation for student transportation services beginning July 1. This proposition passed by a vote of  243 to 49.

The budget funds all current programs and services for students and includes additional positions to manage class sizes, meet student needs and expand learning opportunities. This includes additional middle and high school teaching staff, extra support for English as a New Language services, social-emotional student support, and additional extracurricular stipends to expand student opportunities and activities.

“We appreciate the continued support of the voters in providing a quality education for our children,” Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sullivan said. “We are especially proud to be able to do this without an additional tax burden on our residents.”

Elected to the school board were Matthew DeWitt, Timothy Hamblin and John Nichols. Philip Olsen was also on the ballot.

Snapshot

  • Total Budget: $57,543,257
  • Proposed Budget Change: $3,580,265 (+6.63%)
  • Proposed School Tax Levy: $18,760,162
  • School Tax Levy Change: 0%

REVENUES

  • Property Taxes: $18,760,162
  • State Aid: $37,032,594
  • Fund Balance: $0
  • Reserves: $0
  • Other: $1,750,501
  • Total: $57,543,257

EXPENDITURES

  • General Support: $7,499,995
  • Instruction: $27,808,397
  • Pupil Transportation: $5,435,138
  • Employee Benefits: $13,446,096
  • Debt Service $3,118,631
  • Interfund Transfers: $235,000
  • Total: $57,543,257

COMPONENTS

  • Administrative Component: $5,606,311
  • Program Component: $44,966,249
  • Capital Component: $6,970,697

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Transportation proposition


Also going before voters on May 17 is a proposed five-year contract with Rolling V Transportation Corporation for Student Transportation Services beginning July 1, 2022, with budgetary appropriations beginning with the 2022-23 school year. The contract calls for 5% annual increases for: 10-month/regular school year transportation services; two-month/summer school transportation services; and 10-month athletics, extracurricular and field trip services.

School Board


Voters will elect three board of education members. Four candidates submitted nominating petitions and are on the ballot. The three candidates with the most votes will serve three-year terms beginning in July 2022. The candidates, in the order they appear on the ballot, are: Timothy Hamblin, John Nichols, Philip Olsen and Matthew DeWitt.


Everything You Need to Know About School Budgets in 60 Seconds

In New York, school leaders begin developing their school budget proposal long before the public vote in May. Each budget proposal is unique, but the planning process is similar for most schools. 

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