Liberty-Benton Local
School District

Survey #2

2019-2020 Open Enrollment and
Kindergarten Registration

Liberty-Benton Schools will be accepting NEW open enrollment applications and Kindergarten registrations for the 2019-2020 school year beginning Monday, February 4th, 2019.   The registration forms for these enrollment options will be located on this website.

Renewal paperwork for any current open enrolled students will be mailed the week of January 21st, 2019.

Any questions regarding these applications may be sent to Susan Wright at 419-422-8526, or


Grateful For Our Community

Mark Kowalski.jpgIt’s takes a village to raise a child. We’ve all heard this saying; it’s such a simple sentiment with such strong implications.

According to a 2016 policy brief from the National Education Association, “when schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs.”

And this is what we want for our children. We want them to feel empowered to pursue their passions, to learn to soar.

At Liberty-Benton, we are grateful for the support our community shows our schools – from the businesses that provide spaces to showcase real-life applications for our learners to the organizations that offer their spaces to our staff for professional development; from the residents who show their support at the ballot to the grandparents and veterans who spend dedicated time with our students sharing their stories.

We are also grateful for our community’s participation in our master facilities planning. Earlier this month we held our first community presentation, in which attendees learned more about the district’s study of new facility options and potential funding offers from the state, asked questions and provided feedback. We are looking at our facilities now because our enrollment is steadily increasing and our buildings are older and need significant work to meet 21st century safety and learning standards; it’s work that far exceeds the district’s current budget.

Our school buildings belong to the community, which is why community involvement is critical to the success of this process. If you would like to get involved, please pick up a survey at any of the school front offices and fill it out. Our next community presentation is scheduled for December 5 at 6:30pm at the high school and I hope to see you there. Your voice is valuable.

American author Melody Beattie once said, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” I think this statement perfectly captures the mentality we should embrace as a school district, as a community and as a country – an approach anchored in gratitude.

I wish you all peace for today and always, and I hope you are willing to go on this journey with us to create a vision for tomorrow for our schools.

Mark Kowalski
Liberty-Benton Local Schools


State’s school superintendent visits Liberty-Benton

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Liberty-Benton STRIDES leaders with Paolo DeMaria, Ohio's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Liberty-Benton Local Schools 2018-2019
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Please check out the online edition of the Eagle Update!

Stories of Soaring Eagles
November 7th
Liberty-Benton High School Students of the Month for October Senior Chloe Wright enjoys playing the guitar, and she is active in varsity football and basketball cheerleading, student council, FCA, choir, musical, Habitudes, National Honor Society, Nationa…
November 7th
Liberty-Benton High School Staff Members of the Month for October This month we have chosen to honor all three of our high school lunch ladies as a way to say “Thank You” for all of their hard work in preparing our daily meals, and we are happ…
October 11th
Liberty-Benton High School Students of the Month for September Senior Grace Schlumbohm is active in musical, FCA, choir, and is the junior-senior choir rep officer. She is a 10-year member of 4-H, the 2018 Poultry Queen, the 2018 Jr. Fair Queen for Hancoc…
October 11th
Liberty-Benton High School Staff Member for the Month of September We welcome Mr. Taylor Pothast to Liberty-Benton High School this Fall. He is currently in his fourth year of teaching, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tole…
September 27th
Paolo DeMaria, Ohio’s superintendent of public instruction observed STRIDES Leadership Day at Liberty-Benton High School.  He then met with STRIDES leaders for a discussion about education at Liberty-Benton.