William Silver, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
115 Buckley Street
Liberty NY 12754
Liberty Middle and High School is getting ready for Spirit Week and Pride Weekend. Six days of fun, activities and athletic events are set for Monday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Oct. 1. Read more
Prospective students interested in beginning their college career this spring or next fall are invited to attend “Discover SUNY Sullivan Day” and a Financial Aid Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12. Read more
The next Liberty Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the high school media center. There will be a reception with the board, new faculty and newly tenured faculty at 6:30 p.m in the media center's lab. The full agenda will be available on Sept. 26 via BoardDocs.
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is excited to announce that the 15th Annual Autism Conference will be held on Oct. 21 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. Keynote presenters, Dr. Laura Anthony and Lauren Kenworthy, will discuss executive functioning in children with ASD. Learn more
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is offering a series of seminars at no cost to participants living in New York State through a grant from the New York State Education Department. Learn more
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
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
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
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
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
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is offering a monthly program for teens called Project: Identity (PI.) Some PI sessions take place at the Downtown Barn in Liberty. Click here to learn more and sign up.
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
Congratulations to all who were involved with the art departments’ town beautification project! Their efforts were rewarded with a third place prize of $5,000 by Sullivan Renaissance. Read more
Click here to view the New York State immunization requirements for children by grade level.
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.
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.
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
The 2016-17 district calendar is off to the printer and should be landing in resident’s mailboxes in mid August. The calendar can also be viewed now online. Read more
Friends, family, alumni and administration gathered to honor three recently inducted individuals to the Liberty Wall of Fame for their distinguished service and contributions upon leaving Liberty. Read more | View Album
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
Beginning Sept. 1, students entering seventh and 12th grades must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in New York. read more
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Beginning on Sept. 8, the district will serve free meals – both lunch and breakfast to all students, regardless of their income status. READ MORE
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
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
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.