2020-2021 District Budget

District voters on June 16, 2020, approved by absentee ballot a $50.3 million budget for 2020-2021 which, for the second year in a row,resulted in a 0 percent increase in the tax levy. Vigilant financial planning and economizing across all departments enabled the district to keep taxes steady.

All planning was done against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on state finances.

In March 2020, school buildings were ordered closed and remained shut through the end of the school year. Liberty schools, though, were not “closed.” Classes were held remotely, thousands of student meals were prepared and delivered daily, and maintenance crews keep facilities clean and safe.

Budget Snapshot: Total 2020-21 Budget is $50,324,923

Program Component: $39,229,941

Includes all areas related to the instructional program, such as teacher salaries and benefits, student support services, BOCES instructional programs, and all transportation operating expenditures.

Administrative Component: $4,865,736

Includes all areas of the budget related to the administrative operations, including school and Central Administration expenses, Board of Education expenses, and all other administrative activities.

Capital Component: $6,229,246

Includes maintenance of facilities, salaries and benefits of the Buildings and Grounds staff, debt service, and any monies for future maintenance and improvements to the school buildings.