A public hearing on the Liberty Central School District’s proposed $48,393,178 budget vote took place on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Click here to view the Budget Hearing presentation online.
There, School Business Official Georgia Gonzalez presented a summary of the development of the proposed budget, a closer look at the revenues and expenses and what would happen if the budget was defeated.
On Tuesday, May 21, residents will head to the polls to vote on the proposed budget, a no-cost referendum to transfer funds and three seats on the Liberty Board of Education.
This proposed budget presents a decrease in spending of -$455,935 (or -0.93 percent) over the current year’s budget. If approved, it would result in a 0 percent tax levy increase in the coming year and would introduce a third School Resource Officer and purchase security equipment, translation equipment and supplies for flexible classrooms in each of the schools.
ALSO ON THE BALLOT
- A no-cost referendum to transfer funds: Residents will vote on a no-cost referendum that would allow the district to transfer no more than $350,000 from its general fund to its capital fund. If approved, these funds will be used to replace the Liberty Elementary School’s gymnasium floors and mat walls.
- Three seats on the Liberty Board of Education: Voters will select from among four candidates to fill three seats on the Liberty Board of Education. Candidates, in order they will appear on the ballot, are as follows: Marta Illing, Philip Olsen, John Nichols, Matthew DeWitt.
Residents who would like to learn more or ask questions may contact Georgia Gonzalez at (845) 292-6171 to set up an appointment.