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Reminder: No school May 26-30

Because the district did not use all of its allotted snow days this winter, the board of education voted to adjust the calendar to reflect a “give-back” day on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27. School will also be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Liberty conducts voluntary water test

In response to state- and nation-wide concerns about lead in drinking water, the district voluntarily conducted a water test. Orange-Ulster BOCES collected water samples from various sources throughout each of Liberty's three schools, including drinking fountains, classrooms and cafeterias, to test for lead. One water fountain turned off as a precaution; all other fixtures were deemed fine. read more

Liberty voters approve $44.4 million budget; elect three board members

On Tuesday, May 17, Liberty Central School District residents approved the district's $44.4 million 2016-17 budget proposal and elected three board of education members.  read more

Liberty to induct three new members to the Wall of Fame

Liberty is pleased to announce that a trio of distinguished alumni are set to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. Dr. Austin Cantor, Dr. Michael Schwartz and Mr. Melvin I. Urofsky will be honored June 25 for their various achievements during and after their time at Liberty. read more

Liberty Wall of Fame changes induction criteria

For the first time since 2011, the Liberty Wall of Fame has changed its rules regarding the induction criteria. The Wall of Fame selection committee has eliminated the option to induct community and staff members. Instead, the Liberty Wall of Fame will solely recognize distinguished alumni.  read more

Schooltool Parent Portal app now available

Schooltool has created a Mobile App which allows parents to access their Parent Portal account from their Smartphones. The information that is accessible through Parent Portal includes schedules, grades, progress reports, report cards, attendance records and class assignments. read more

Free meals for all kids begins June 27

The Liberty Central School District will be participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program from June 27 of this year through August 12. Participating sites will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. read more

LES to give computer-based testing a dry run

Starting this week, fourth-grade students at Liberty Elementary School will take computerized tests in English language arts to help prepare for New York's official transition to computer-based state testing next year. read more

Information on Zika virus

Sullivan County Public Health Services has compiled information on the Zika virus and mosquito control. Please click here to learn more and access fact sheets on general information, Zika and pregnancy, transmission and risks.

Jeff Hall, Kathleen Lambert-Johansen named Outstanding Educators

Two members of the Liberty Central School District community will be presented with an Outstanding Educator of the Year award during the Sullivan County School Boards Association’s (SCSBA) Annual Dinner Meeting at the Villa Roma in Callicoon on Wednesday, May 25. Read more

Liberty Public Library announces sets Annual Trustee Election

On Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., the library will hold its annual election of library trustees for the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year beginning July 1. Read more

Sullivan County Food Pantry Guide available online

There are over 25 programs – food pantries, soup kitchens and churches – that have food for hungry people. If you or someone you know needs food, please download a complete list of food pantries and other helpful agencies in Sullivan County here.

Catskill Mountainkeeper Farmers’ Market  in Liberty opens May 27

The Liberty Farmers' Market will be open every Friday from 4-7 p.m. from May 27 through Oct. 28 at Creekside Park, 91 S. Main St. behind Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation. read more

Love at First Bite Farmers Market kicks off July 1

Families who participate in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) | Food and Nutrition Service can pick up a $24 check that is redeemable at the Liberty Farmers Market. View flyer

Get involved with DIALOGUE2CHANGE

The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC) has begun an important grassroots initiative to pull Sullivan County from poverty to prosperity – and your participation is needed. The SCHRC is searching for 8-12 community members from each district to take part in DIALOGUE2CHANGE, a new companion effort designed to create positive community change through open conversation. read more

Comptroller’s report praises Liberty for fiscal responsibility

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli recently released a report commending the Liberty Central School District and its board of education for installing sound financial checks and balances for transactions made during the 2014-2015 school year. read more

State designates Liberty as a Focus District

The New York State Education Department recently notified the Liberty Central School District that it is has been designated as a Focus District and is eligible for extra support and services to meet student needs.In addition to the district designation, both Liberty Elementary School and Liberty Middle School have been identified as Focus Schools. read more

State now requires meningitis vaccination in grades 7, 12

Beginning Sept. 1, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York.

Liberty to induct three new members to the Wall of Fame

Liberty  is pleased to announce that trio of distinguished Liberty High School alumni are set to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. Dr. Austin Cantor, Dr. Michael Schwartz and Mr. Melvin I. Urofsky will be honored June 25 for their various achievements during and after their time at LHS. read more

President signs new federal education law

On Dec. 10, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bipartisan bill passed both houses of Congress by wide margins earlier this month. This came after three failed attempts to replace NCLB since it expired in 2007. read more

District adopts Alternative Veterans Exemption

At its meeting on on Feb. 23, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the Alternative Veterans' Exemption at the minimum level, which exempts a portion of eligible veterans’ property values from school taxes based on state law. read more

Liberty receives grant for three salad bars 

Beginning in April, students will be able to eat fresh vegetables and fruit from a salad bar thanks to a grant from “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” its partner, the Whole Kids Foundation and Cornell Cooperative Extension.  read more

Rebate check delivery may take months, according to State

On Nov. 24, New York officials began mailing over property-tax rebate checks for homeowners whose school districts complied with the state-imposed tax cap and submitted efficiency plans. LCSD met these regulations, however; it may take months for checks to arrive in Sullivan County, according to Times-Herald Record.

NYS Health Department recommends flu vaccine

The New York State Health Department recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine every year. The Center for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics and several other health organizations also support this recommendation. read more

Students will be provided instruction in CPR

On Oct. 7 New York became the nineteenth state to require that hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) be taught to all senior high school students. The Board of Regents adopted the amendment to the Commissioner of Education’s regulations which go into effect immediately. read more

We’ve gone google!

Liberty Central School District now has a Google Calendar available on its website. As district events are updated, these changes are automatically seen by anyone who checks or subscribes to the school calendar. READ MORE

Now serving free meals for all students

Beginning on Sept. 8, the district will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast to all students, regardless of their income status.  READ MORE

Learn more about free breakfast procedures

Every morning, free breakfast will be served in the classrooms of Liberty Elementary and Middle School and in the cafeteria of Liberty High School.  READ MORE

Tax rates set for 2015-16

At its Aug. 25 meeting, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the district’s tax rate calculation for the 2015-16 school year that carries an average tax rate decrease of 5.44 percent. READ MORE

2015-2016 district calendar now available

CLICK HERE to access the 12-month school year district calendar. The calendar was created during the summer, and some events may be changed or added after printing. Please check the district's Google calendar for updates.

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