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The Liberty Local School District wishes to inform the community that current Board of Education member Christopher Brookbank has resigned from his position on the Board effective March 1, 2024. Due to his term being unexpired, the board must now appoint an individual to fill his vacated seat for years 1 and 2 of this 4-year term. Those who are interested in filling Mr. Brookbank’s 2-year term should submit a letter of interest to District Treasurer Maureen Lloyd at 4115 Shady Road, Youngstown, OH 44505, no later than March 5, 2024. Appointment to the open board position will be made at the March 25, 2024, regular meeting of the Board.
The Liberty Local Board of Education is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) in our search for a new superintendent. We understand the vital role that community input plays in this process and are eager to hear your thoughts.
We invite all Liberty residents and parents of Liberty students to participate in a focus group dedicated to sharing your insights on the challenges and opportunities facing our district, as well as the leadership characteristics you believe are essential for our next superintendent. This is an invaluable opportunity for your voice to be heard and to help shape the future of Liberty Local Schools.
The focus group will be held on Wednesday, March 6, from 5:00 to 5:45 pm in the high school auditorium. Your attendance and input are highly valued, so please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
On Friday, February 2, the Liberty Local School District proudly wore red to support Women's Heart Health. As a kickoff to the month, during the professional development day, the Liberty Staff had the privilege of hearing from Jennifer Knight, the spouse of High School Principal Brian Knight and one of the American Heart Association's 2024 Women of Impact nominees.
Jennifer is intimately acquainted with the impact of heart disease. In 1993, she lost her father at a young age, propelling her towards a career not only in nursing but with a specialization in cardiac care. After graduation, she spent many years working alongside the renowned heart specialist, Dr. Yoon, at Northside Medical Center. Unfortunately, in 2006, she experienced another loss when her mother succumbed to the same disease. Just over 14 months ago, as Jennifer went about her daily activities, an unexpected and traumatic event unfolded, altering her life in ways she could never have anticipated. These profound experiences compel Jennifer to share her story and promote the importance of heart health with our Liberty family.
Parents, students, and community members,
We are asking for your support in providing positive role-modeling for our student-athletes. The
involvement of our students in athletics and activities contributes to the development of their
values system. Trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness, and respect are lifetime values that
are taught through interscholastic activities and are principles of good sportsmanship and
character. With these principles, the spirit of competition thrives, fueled by honest rivalry,
courteous relations, and grateful acceptance of the results.
The following are the expectations of the spectators of our student-athletes:
▪ Understand the purpose of educational athletics- to build character with the individual
▪ Understand that interscholastic athletics are about students learning and having fun.
▪ Make your cheers supportive and not derogating to other spectators.
▪ Be a positive role model through your own actions. Remain calm and composed before,
during, and after games.
▪ Realize there is enough pressure on athletes to perform as it is.
Added pressure from reacting to mistakes they make, being critical and negative, and heightened
emotions create unneeded stress and take away from the fun of the game. We have made a
commitment to promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators at all
athletic events. Profanity, degrading remarks, and intimidating actions directed at officials,
competitors, and other fans will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the event site.
Thank you for your promotion of good sportsmanship as we build character of our students
within the context of interscholastic athletics.
Andrew J. Tommelleo, Ed.D.
Shots For Tots, a local nonprofit organization, once again held its bike giveaway at Blott-Guy PK-6 on Monday May 22nd! The organization distributed 20 brand-new bicycles as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the community and Liberty Local Schools. This event marks the 12th year of the program's success, which started with two friends' desire to make a difference by donating just two bikes and has now, to date, donated over 2,000 bicycles.