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LCSD reviews possible capital projects

Safety, efficiency and meeting the needs of today’s learners are at the center of proposals Liberty Central School District officials are reviewing for a potential upcoming capital project vote.

CSArch, an architecture, engineering and construction management firm, has been working with the district to recommend upgrades to the district’s aging buildings and systems. The elementary school, which housed the entire district when it was established in1925, includes two additions. The high school is 60 years old, and the middle school was constructed in the early 1990s.

The capital project priorities were presented to the Liberty Board of Education at its meeting on March 15. Projects were listed as top priority (Priority 1) and secondary priority (Priority 2) and Athletics. Items were prioritized based on immediate needs and impact on learning.

The district will review the priorities listed below to be included in a final capital project proposal to go before voters at a time yet to be determined.

Priority 1

Priority 1 projects outlined in the presentation included installing hardwired carbon monoxide alarm systems in each of the school buildings and district office, as well as HVAC control upgrades in each of the school buildings.

Other identified projects by building level are as follows:

High School

  • 300 Wing renovations
  • Exterior stair replacement
  • Generator replacement
  • Cafeteria renovations
  • Innovation Lab renovations.

Middle School

  • Foundation water infiltration repairs
  • Interior/exterior door replacements
  • Site electric upgrades to address water infiltration into the building
  • Replace main electrical distribution panel
  • Emergency lighting upgrades

Elementary School

  • Roofing repairs and upgrades
  • Hazardous materials abatement (vinyl asbestos tile)
  • Wood flooring replacement
  • Compliant railings at interior bleachers
  • Classroom unit vent replacements
  • Boiler conversions
  • Gymnasium ventilation system upgrades

Priority 2

High School

  • Replace the original heat systems, including radiators, cabinet heaters and piping.
  • Replace the main electrical panels

Middle School

  • Classroom unit vent replacements
  • Gymnasium/locker room ventilation system upgrades
  • Boiler replacements
  • Water heater replacements
  • Innovation Lab/Student Support renovations
  • Cafeteria renovations
  • Lounge, office and new entry renovations

Elementary School

  • Window replacements
  • Lintel repairs


  • Running track resurfacing
  • Slot drains at track perimeter
  • Long jump replacement
  • Fix lip at edge and provide new cover
  • New concrete sidewalk
  • New bleachers and press box
  • New turf
  • Lights