Welcome to Liberty-Benton Local Schools! 

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Levy 2018.pngThe Liberty-Benton Local School District will be on the ballot during the upcoming May 8, 2018, election.  There will be two separate issues on the ballot. Both are renewals of two existing operating levies. These levies have been previously approved by our district voters and are simply a renewal for the same amount as originally approved. We are not asking for any additional operating revenue with the passage of these two separate issues. Click on the graphic on the right for additional information and answers to any questions you may have. As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at 419-422-8526 or email at
Your participation in this upcoming election is greatly appreciated.

Mark Kowalski

art fest.pngThe Arts Festival will be Monday, May 7, from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Liberty-Benton High School.  The Art Fest will feature student artwork from grades K-12.  There will be music, hands-on art activities and free face painting.  Admission is free.

Download the flier.
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kindergarten-registration.pngWe are now accepting registration for our upcoming kindergarten class (class of 2031) for fall 2018.  In order to begin kindergarten this fall, your child must be age 5 by August 1, 2018.  Please click on the link below to register your child and sign up for a 1-hour screening time which will occur on March16th between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  For non-residents, we ask that you complete this registration. However, you will need to complete an open enrollment application and be accepted into the district before you are officially registered. If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office at (419) 422-9161.

Click Here: Register For Kindergarten Now!

Click Here if you need the Liberty-Benton Open Enrollment Application.

PurpleStar.jpgI am pleased to announce that Liberty-Benton High School has received the Purple Star designation from the Ohio Department of Education.  We acknowledge the outstanding commitment that military families make in serving our great nation.  We are here to applaud and support them in any way we can throughout the educational process.  I would like to recognize Mr. Chad Marzec, a Purple Heart recipient in his own right, as being instrumental in helping Liberty-Benton High School receive this designation.

Mark Kowalski

Lyndsey Fox receives Ohio Middle Level Association Regional Award

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Congratulations to Lyndsey Fox on receiving an Ohio Middle Level Association Regional Award November 2 at the annual OMLA conference in Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Fox teaches Science 8 at Liberty-Benton Middle School.

Lisa Saums and Jill Erickson win Golden Apple Awards

Congratulations to Tim Nichols on his 100th win as LB Football Coach

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Watch the video tribute created by alumni players

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mkowalski250x190.jpgLiberty-Benton Local Schools will open its doors to the start of another promising school year on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  The beginning of school always brings with it a variety of emotions such as excitement, anticipation, and nervousness for students, parents, staff, and administrators alike.  As I start my first year as your superintendent, I share many of the same emotions while looking forward to a rewarding year together.

This year, as always the case, will bring new challenges, lofty expectations, and unexpected obstacles.  At the same time, it certainly will produce greater accomplishments, increased success, and memorable experiences for our almost 1,400 students.  Liberty-Benton Local Schools will continue to set our goals high in order to provide the best educational programs, the greatest extra-curricular opportunities, and the most fulfilling school experiences possible.

In order to do this, we must remain focused on the belief that a Liberty-Benton graduate will be versed   in the 5 areas of: strong academics, good character, American citizenship, independent living, and critical thinking skills.  These will drive our decision-making as we collaboratively explore ways to improve in these areas.

I feel honored to have been chosen as your superintendent.  I’d like to thank all of those community members who had a hand in the search process.  I was and still am extremely impressed by the community’s commitment to this district.  We will continue to need this support as we strive to make this an even greater school community.

Mark Kowalski

Mr. Kowalski Biography
•    Beginning 25th year in Education
•    4 years as Director of Operations
•    9 years as a Building Principal at all three levels
•    4 years as Athletic Director
•    Numerous years of coaching various sports

Meet Nicole Spencer RN

Nicole Spencer.jpgHello, my name is Nicole Spencer and I am a part time employee at Hancock Public Health fulfilling the role of a school nurse at Liberty-Benton Local schools. As I will be doing my best to get to know the students though out the year, I would like to share a little bit about myself.  I have been a pediatric nurse for four years. I have a passion working with children, and truly enjoy it. I grew up in Arlington Ohio, and am married to my husband Adam. Adam and I have a 9-month baby girl named Jade, and a family cat named Piper.  In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, taking my daughter swimming, playing outside and going to the Zoo. I also enjoy crochet, gardening and shopping.

I will primarily be housed in the elementary building Monday- Friday 9-1:00, but will be available to children of all grades at LB. During my time at the school I will keep busy attending to the needs of all the children and making sure that all state required mandates are completed. Most of my time will be spent with ill and injured students, administering daily medications, making sure that all children are up to date on vaccinations or have filled out the appropriate state required paperwork, and performing hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings on age appropriate students.  I am excited to begin my new journey working as your school nurse and look forward to a great school year! If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to call me @ (419) 422-9161

Yours in health,
Nicole Spencer RN

Updated Over-the-Counter Medications Form

Please see the updated Over-the-Counter Medication form.  All medications whether prescribed or over-the-counter, must have a parent/guardian signed approval form on file yearly with the student’s school.  No student will be administered this information without approval on file.

Please check out the online edition of the Eagle Update!

Stories of Soaring Eagles
April 19th
One of the unique features of Liberty-Benton High School’s Basic Manufacturing Class Career Network Program is that job shadowing opportunities can be tailored to meet each individual student’s interest. This allows our students to explore var…
April 16th
Liberty-Benton High School Students of the Month for March Senior Katie Veenstra is active in volleyball, cheerleading, softball, Habitudes, FCA, student council, and is a STRIDES leader. She enjoys attending the high school Bible study group and Gateway …
April 16th
Liberty-Benton High School Staff Member of the Month for March Mr. Jim Snyder is currently in his fourth year as a custodian at Liberty-Benton High School. Mr. Snyder earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and health, graduated from N…
April 10th
The Arts Festival will be Monday, May 7, from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Liberty-Benton High School.  The Art Fest will feature student artwork from grades K-12.  There will be music, hands-on art activities and free face painting.  Admission is …
March 28th
Liberty-Benton High School Students of the Month for February Senior Hannah Otley is active in volleyball, Fermata the Blue, student council, National Honor Society, and also serves as a STRIDES leader and FCA secretary. Her favorite subject is history, a…