From the Superintendent | An update about the 2021-22 school year

Dear Liberty families:

As we reach the halfway point of summer, I realize that many of you are wondering what the new school year will look like. 

The Liberty Central School District is planning for a full return to school in September. However, we continue to wait for guidance from the NYS Department of Health regarding the protocols we must follow, such as mask wearing, health screening and social distancing. This information is critical to our planning. 

The NYS Department of Education assures us that this guidance, which will follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, is in development. Once we receive this guidance we will be able to formulate a detailed, realistic plan for the 2021-22 school year. I am hopeful that the guidance will be released soon, and, as always, I will keep you updated and informed.

Health and education experts agree that students learn best in school with their teachers and peers, and the common goal is to bring students back into classrooms for in-person learning. Everyone’s health and safety will be at the core of our decisions as we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19, its variants, and evolving information about how to prevent its transmission.

In the coming weeks you’ll receive information specific to your students’ individual building and the new school year. Your input is important to me, so please email your questions and concerns to

As we wait for guidance I thank you for your patience, and I look forward to safely welcoming everyone back to Liberty schools in September.


Dr. Patrick Sullivan

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