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Phase II Capital Project

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Liberty voters approve $42.9 million budget, capital project
On May 19, Liberty Central School District voters approved the district’s $42.9 million 2015-16 budget proposal, elected three board of education members and approved a $9.6 million capital project proposal. read more or visit budget page

Residents to vote on revised Phase II Capital Project

After listening to residents’ concerns following the October referendum vote, district officials returned to the drawing board and came up with a $9.6 million plan that reduces the scope and cost of the proposed renovations, but still serves the needs of health, safety and education at Liberty Central School District.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Liberty Board of Education will propose a scaled-down version of the capital project referendum voters rejected in October 2014.

The board identified the most important and practical items for inclusion in the $9.6 million revote of the capital project with no tax impact.

The amended proposal focuses end-of-life items, such as the high school’s deteriorating building envelope, which is comprised of the buildings exterior walls, roofing, foundations and windows.

Also included are the high school’s gym bleachers, which do not meet current accessibility standards and have malfunctioning parts worn beyond repair. In addition, the ventilation, rigging and house lighting systems in the high school's auditorium would also be renovated.

The school’s art and music classrooms will also be renovated to make room for additional art storage and graphic design technology. 

Funded by state building aid and capital reserves, the project is expected to result
in no impact in school tax rates in future years. The new project is $4 million less than the original proposal. Click here to see a complete scope of work.

This “phase II” capital project is a continuation of the preservation and enhancement efforts begun with the phase I capital project approved by voters in 2007. Phase I solved space-related issues and improved educational opportunities, health, safety and security at Liberty Elementary School and the high school. Phase II focuses on the high school and its many aging-related challenges. 

To more fully understand the phase II capital project, click here for a brochure.

Phase II News Archives

Capital project and district budget vote to be held May 19
On May 19, voters will consider a $42.9 million budget proposal for 2015-16 that carries no tax levy increase. Voters will also vote on a down-sized building project and elect three out of four candidates to fill three open seats on the Liberty Board of Education.  Visit budget page | find out if you are eligible to vote

Strengthening the shell of the high school
What residents need to know about windows and insulation

Because of its aging exterior and poor insulation, Liberty High School has lost the ability to keep temperatures balanced throughout the building, which causes parts of the building to be either too hot or too cold.  read more

Phase II News Timeline

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