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Board member Parkhurst resigns due to out-of-state move

Liberty Central School District board member Daniel Parkhurst announced on Thursday that he is resigning effective immediately; leaving his post after eleven years of service due to an imminent move from the district. Read more

ESL Parent Night will be Thursday, Sept. 7

Dozens of Liberty schools’ English as a Second Language (ESL) students and their parents will join community members on Thursday, Sept. 7 for ESL Parent Night, a welcome back event that will feature a panel discussion between parents and ESL student alumni. Read more

Liberty Board of Education accepts superintendent’s resignation

On Tuesday, June 27, the Liberty Central School District Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Silver, effective June 30. During the meeting, the board also voted to appoint Carol Napolitano as the district’s interim superintendent effective July 1. Read more

Liberty inducts Elaine Grossinger Etess to the Wall of Fame

Alumnus Elaine Grossinger Etess was the sole inductee to the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame this year. Ms. Etess, a member of the Class of 1945, joins 22 fellow inductees who have selected over the past six years, since the Wall’s inception in 2011. Read more view album

Excelsior Scholarship makes college possible for low income students

New York’s tuition-free degree program, the Excelsior Scholarship, makes college possible for hundreds of thousands of students across the state by helping to alleviate the crushing burden of student debt. The programs' details include GPA minimums and a requirement to live in NYS upon graduation. Read more

Can’t make this Saturday’s graduation ceremony? Watch it live online!

Complete live coverage of Liberty High School’s Class of 2017 commencement ceremony will be broadcast via YouTube, barring any technical difficulties at approximately 10 a.m. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. June 24 in the Liberty High School gymnasium. Click here to access the district’s YouTube channel.

Liberty to induct Elaine Grossinger Etess to the Wall of Fame on June 24

Alumnus Elaine Grossinger Etess will be the sole inductee to the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame this June. Ms. Etess, a member of the Class of 1945, will join 22 fellow inductees who have selected over the past six years, since the Wall’s inception in 2011. Read more

Free meals for kids starts June 26

To ensure no child is left hungry over the summer, district will serve nutritious summer meals to at no cost from June 26 of this year through August 11. Participating sites, listed here, will provide free, nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under. Read more

US News & World Report hails Liberty schools

The district has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s annual school report, which highlights top-performing schools on a state and national level. Our middle and high school each earned a bronze medal. Our district was one of only two districts in Sullivan County that received a 2017 award. Read more

LES is raising funds for back-to-school kickoff

 The elementary school has set up an online fundraiser for supplies for its annual back-to-school kickoff event in August. Please help us spread the word, or click here make a donation.

Catskill Mountainkeeper Farmers' Market is now open

The Liberty Farmers' Market will be open every Friday from 3-6 p.m. from June 9 through Sept. 29 at Creekside Park, 91 S. Main St. behind Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation. Read more

Class of 2017 retraces steps during annual Senior Walk

Before they take on the world, they took a step back. Before students walk across the stage to get their diplomas on June 24, they walk through the halls of their elementary and middle school. The now annual event is a reminder of how far they have come and an inspiration to the students whose graduation dates are several years in the future. Read more view album

It takes a village: community pools together for art project

Liberty High School art students have been using unusual canvases this summer to promote a cleaner, more beautiful community. Five new metal trash barrels decorated with the students’ creative artwork are ready for placement at the Liberty Skate Park and Liberty High School athletic campus, pending donations for dome lids. Read more

Important dates and dismissals to be aware of

As we wind down this school year there are many important dates to be aware of. Please take a moment to jot down the following award ceremonies, exam dates and early dismissals. Read more

Online lunch ordering now available for LHS students, staff

Freshly prepared sandwiches and salads can be ordered from the cafeteria by using this electronic order form.  Orders are accepted until 9:45 a.m. daily. Flyers with QR codes line the walls of the school; there is also a link to the order form on our website under "quick links."

NYS Board of Elections releases finance seminar series

The NYS Board of Elections will hold a Campaign Finance Seminar in Sullivan County on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for political candidates, clubs and committee members. View and register for all seminars here.

Voters approve $45.9 million budget, elect three to Board of Education

On Tuesday, May 16, voters in the Liberty Central School District approved the proposed budget and elected three members to the Board of Education. The proposed budget included no increase in the district’s tax levy. Read more.

National Honor Society welcomes 18 new members

The Liberty High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 18 new members on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The induction ceremony drew members of the general public but most in attendance were family members and friends. Read more

LHS Interact Club raises over $1000 for Rotary projects

The LHS Interact Club co-hosted a 5K run and walk on Sunday, May 7 and raised over $1000 for the Haiti Clean Water Project and the Schools To End Poverty in Vietnam. Read more view album

Liberty Music Department announces spring concert schedule

The Liberty Central School Music Department is pleased to announce the 2017 spring concert series. All performances are in the Liberty High School David Panebaker Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Click here for the complete schedule.

Keeping safe from mosquito-borne illnesses

Sullivan County Public Health Services encourages all residents to “Dump Your Water” every Wednesday in an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes potentially carrying Zika virus and other mosquito borne illnesses. For more info on preventing mosquito-borne illnesses, click here.

La página DASA ha sido actualizada

La página DASA de la sección de Servicios Estudiantiles ha sido actualizada con información del Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York para padres y estudiantes bilingües. Leer más

DASA page updated

The DASA page of the Student Services section has been updated with information from the New York State Education Department for bi-lingual parents and students. Read more

‘Beauty and the Beast’ charms crowds

The Liberty Performing Arts production of 'Beauty and the Beast' played to a nearly full auditorium on Friday night. All who saw it agreed it was a superior presentation. The real test came on Saturday afternoon when the audience was packed with children. The reviews from these younger fans were also oustanding. Read more View album

Information about ELA and Math testing in grades 3-8

Every spring, the Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests are administered to students across New York State. For more information about the testing click on the links. in English en Espanol

Developing the next generation of teachers: a look at TSTT

Students in grade 9-10 have an opportunity to participate in the Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) mentoring program at Liberty Central School District. Read more

Phase II project work will begin in March

Beginning in March, contractors will start preparing for various upgrades in the high school as part of the Phase II Capital Project that was approved by voters in May 2015. The following letter was sent home to parents and staff on Feb. 24.  Read more

Student Services to conduct CSE meetings

For the remainder of this school year, the Student Services Department will be coordinating and conducting its Committee on Special Education (CSE) Annual Review meetings. Read more

FBLA fundraiser gets sticky

Liberty High School business teacher Mr. Dan Hart was duct-taped to the school’s cafeteria wall on Friday to raise money and awareness for the school’s latest club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA.)  Read more

“Staying Focused” student art exhibit will open Feb. 3

Liberty High photography students will display their photography at the “Staying Focused” exhibit at the Liberty Public Library during the month of February. Read more

LHS students are preparing for March Madness

Move over sports fans, a new kind of bracket is coming to town. The Sullivan County BOCES March Book Madness has officially begun. Read more

Liberty reveals survey results; thanks parents, staff for feedback

The district would like to thank everyone who was a part of our Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Survey. We heard from almost 1,200 students, parents, and teachers. We’ll use your feedback to ensure Liberty Central School District is a great place for every student to learn and grow. Read more

Eighth graders tour BOCES Career and Tech Expo

Eighth-grade students recently took part in the Sullivan County BOCES Career and Tech Expo. This field trip is part of the school’s initiative to engage students in discussions about college with the hope they leave middle school motivated and looking forward to high school. Read more

Nominations sought for the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame

Do you know an alumni who deserves to be honored on the Liberty Wall of Fame? Nominate them! The district will accept nominations until 3 p.m. Jan. 27. Read more

Students win Times Herald Record drawing contest

Liberty Elementary School students Cristian Argenal and Sierra Morris were recognized for their creativity and artistic talent during the Times Herald Record "customize Santa's ride" contest. Read more

Stay informed about snow closings and delays

Learn more about how Liberty Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays. Read more

Information for families about school and extreme cold

Many of you might be wondering: does extremely cold temperature affect the district's decision to hold school? Under certain conditions, outlined here, school may be delayed or closed due to wind chill alone.  Read more

District welcomes McKinney Vento Act Grant Coordinator; help is available

Dr. Debra Fuchs Nadeau is respounsible helping students work through the challenges and stressors of family homelessness, which takes many forms. Read more

Understand the impact of chronic absence

Too many students are missing too much school. If work together--schools, families, community groups, business owners and city government, we can reduce chronic (10 percent of school) absenteeism. Learn more

LHS Interact Club hosts inaugural volleyball tournament

The Liberty High School Interact Club held its inaugural volleyball tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3 to raise money for two of its international projects: The Haiti Clean Water Project and The STEP (Steps to End Poverty) Program in Vietnam.  Read more

Expressions Café turns cafeteria into a coffee house

Dozens of students, parents and community members enjoyed coffee house treats and the talents of Liberty High School students at the first Expressions Café of the 2016-17 school year on Dec. 1. 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. read more

School building water test results available online

School districts are required to report the results of all water testing to the state Department of Health, the state Education Department and the local health department, and to post the results on the district website. Read more

District receives results of water quality testing at LES, LMS

The following letter was mailed home on Sept. 30 to inform all parents about recent water quality testing completed in the elementary and middle schools in the Liberty Central School District.  Read more

District receives results of water quality testing at LHS

The following letter will be mailed home on Dec. 7 to inform all parents about recent water quality testing completed in the high schools in the Liberty Central School District.  Read more

Learn more about the 2016-17 program offerings at Sullivan County CTE

The Sullivan County Career and Technical Education Center offers programs in the fields of animal science, cosmetology, early childhood eduction, health occupations, welding and more. Click here to view the complete program offering.

School Scene available online: “There’s a lot to be proud of in Liberty”

Liberty Pride lines the pages of this year’s School Scene, a special edition publication by the Sullivan County Democrat. Click here to view the online version of the School Scene and read up on our latest accomplishments and initiatives.

Show your #LibertyPride

If you follow the district on social media, chances are you've seen the hashtag #LibertyPride. Join us in the conversation!  We want to make sure our community members are aware of the positive things taking place in our district each day. Who better to share that information than you? Read more

Pink Out photos available online

Photographs from the volleyball team's annual Pink Out event are available online through the district's Facebook page. The team raised over $350, which will go toward assisting local residents with cost of gas and tolls/parking while undergoing doctor's visits and cancer treatment.

District conducting water quality tests in schools

In Sept. 2016, a state law went into effect that requires districts to test water for lead. The law requires districts to sample all water outlets currently or potentially used by students and submit them to a state approved lab. Fact sheet (PDF)

Board appoints Sandy Wagner as assistant superintendent

The Liberty Central School District Board of Education is happy to announce the appointment of Sandy Wagner as Assistant Superintendent.  Read more

Literacy support available through Literacy Volunteers of SC

Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, Inc. provides a variety of free services and trains volunteer tutors to assist adults (16 years of age and older) who function at low literacy levels. Learn more

Notice regarding inaccurate property tax credit checks

New York State has begun mailing property tax credit checks, but some homeowners 65 years of age or older are not getting the full amount owed in their rebate checks.The Department of Taxation and Finance is aware of the problem and has begun contacting affected homeowners to let them they'll be receiving an additional check. Read more

District conducting water quality tests in schools

Liberty Central School District receives initial results of water quality testing being conducted in its schools. Read more

School tax rebates for New York homeowners change in 2016-17

New York state offers a variety of property tax relief programs, but many changes are in store for 2016-17. New this year is the Property Tax Relief Credit, which will provide rebate checks to many homeowners during the next four years. The traditional School Tax Relief (STAR) program will also see changes in how new homeowners apply for and receive benefits. Another program, the Property Tax Freeze Credit, is at an end when it comes to school taxes. View fact sheet

Tax rates set for 2016-17 school year

At its Aug. 23 meeting, the Liberty Board of Education adopted the district’s tax levy for the 2016-17 school year that carries an average tax rate decrease of 6.82 percent. Read more

Liberty grad reflects on journey at ESL Night

At the district’s annual English as a Second Language (ESL) Night on Aug, 25, Irais Leon, class of 2016, explained how her support system of friends, family and teachers helped her to learn English and excel in Honors courses. Read more

Liberty students in grades 3-8 see growth in state test scores

Student achievement in the Liberty Central School District is moving in a positive trend. Although Liberty students’ scores were below statewide averages for proficiency, they did reflect an increase in performance compared to the 2014-15 school year. Read more

Liberty kicks off school year with teacher, staff convocation

It was standing room only at the district's convocation breakfast Wednesday morning. Educators, administrators, board members and staff flocked to the high school auditorium after a breakfast to celebrate the start of the school year.  Read more

New mural brightens Liberty High School

Students from the National Art Honor Society finished a mural last week meant to embody the high school experience from beginning to end. The mural is on permanent display to the right of the high school main entrance. Read more

2016-17 immunization requirements available online

Click here to view the New York State immunization requirements for children by grade level.

State designates Liberty as a Focus District

The district recently notified parents that Liberty had been designated as a Focus District and is eligible for extra support services to meet student needs. Liberty Elementary and Middle School have also been identified as Focus Schools. Click here to read a follow-up letter that was mailed to parents Aug. 10.

Learn more about the district's focus designations

Click here to learn about what it means to be designated a Focus District or Focus School and how parents and/or community members can assist or provide input.

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.

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

Regents approve new graduation pathway

At its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a regulation that will allow all students statewide the opportunity to graduate with a Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential added to their high school diplomas. Read more

Board of Regents extends special education safety net

During its June 2016 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents approved an emergency action that will allow certain students with disabilities to graduate with a Local Diploma after their school superintendents review their coursework and certify the students have met minimum requirements. Read more

Students give school salad bar an A+

The welcome addition of the first of three new school salad bars is causing a stir among sports- and nutrition- minded students and staff. Beginning Sept. 7, all three Liberty school cafeterias will include a free salad bar. 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

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

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

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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