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Mark Kowalski
BIO: Mark Kowalski has held the position of superintendent of Liberty-Benton Local Schools since August 1, 2017.  Prior to serving our school community, he worked at Harrison Hills City School District in Cadiz, Ohio, where he held various administrative positions during his thirteen-year tenure.  Mr. Kowalski has worked in education since 1991, and has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, and director of operations.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Ashland University.  Mr. Kowalski resides in the Liberty-Benton Local School District with his wife, Lisa, and their son, Austin, who is a senior at Kent State University.

District News

From the desk of Mark Kowalski

Open Enrollment

According to the Ohio Department of Education, “Open enrollment allows a student to attend school tuition-free in a district other than the district where his or her parents reside.” Sure, it sounds simple enough but the way open enrollment plays out in Ohio school districts is more nuanced than that. More +
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Community Advisory Team Update

We are in the midst of exciting times for the future of Liberty-Benton Schools. For the past year, we have been providing information to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to receive reliable feedback about how and when we may be funded for new school facilities and upgrades. While the past year has been focused on what More +
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There is power in giving. Power in the form of compassion, empathy and collaboration. Power in recognizing that there is a need and that you can do something to help fulfill that need. And let me tell you – our local students are powerful. More +

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and at Liberty-Benton Local Schools we make this a focus of the educational experience we provide at all grade levels. More +

Our Students Are More Than Just a Number

At Liberty-Benton Local Schools, our students are more than just a number, ranking or grade. Sure, we are pleased with the recent grade we received on the state report card – B. We were one of only three districts in the county that received this high of a grade. We work hard every day to provide the best experiences for our students, but we could still be – and plan on! – doing more to help our Eagles continue to soar. More +
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