Liberty-Benton 2023-2024 Staff
Liberty-Benton 2023-2024 Staff
Elementary and Middle School
Elementary and Middle School
High School
High School
District News
Eagle Update
Eagle Update

Traffic Flow Maps
With the start of school just around the corner, we wanted to share the new traffic flow maps to ensure a safe drop-off and pick-up of students!
MS-HS Pickup

ES Pickup

Home Football Game Parking and Dismissal Guidance

Report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, weapons, 
thoughts of suicide, or any other concern.

LBHS Alumni Veterans/Active Duty Military and Family Member Veterans of current students
The Liberty-Benton High School Action Team "Support Our Soldiers" is looking to collect names of currently living veterans of the military or those who are actively serving in the military.

Restraint and Seclusion, Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in Ohio Schools.
What Parents Need to Know

New Facilities Bring Excitement to 2023-2024 School Year
New Facilities Bring Excitement to 2023-2024 School Year

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year Eagle family! I am honored to have been selected as the district’s next superintendent. 

The Liberty-Benton community has been home to my family and me since 2005. I am entering my 29th year in education, having served as principal at Liberty-Benton Middle School from 2006-2019, and from 2019-2023, as Director of Operations. I have also coached several youth sports teams within the community. My wife, Tricia, and I have three grown children, Hannah, Emma, and Trevor, who are all LB Alumni.. 

As Director of Operations, I had the privilege of providing project oversight for the construction of our new PreK-8 building, high school renovations, and improvements to our athletic facilities. I look forward to seeing how these campus improvements will impact our educational and extra-curricular experiences now and for future generations of Eagles!  I invite you to join us for our New School Grand Opening Celebration on Aug. 28 from 4-8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy food trucks, inflatables, train rides, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and building walk-throughs.    

I hope everyone enjoys their final days of summer break. We’ll see you Sept. 5 for the first day of school!  

Go Eagles!

Bruce Otley


Summer Lunch Program 2023
Summer Lunch Program 2023
11:30AM - 12:30PM



1715 N MAIN ST


Loose furnishings (tables, desks, chairs, shelves, cabinets, furniture etc.) are available
Loose furnishings (tables, desks, chairs, shelves, cabinets, furniture etc.) are available
Dear LB Community
Loose furnishings (tables, desks, chairs, shelves, cabinets, furniture etc.) are available for pickup at the Liberty-Benton Middle School Gym Located at 9050 West State Route 12, Findlay, Ohio 45840.  
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday July 24
Tuesday July 25

Items available to the public are limited to the items located in the middle school gymnasium.  

Interested parties must remove their items from the school by 3 p.m. each day  

Items located in other parts of the school are not available.  

Items that are not available for pickup include:
Copper wire
Copper pipe
Anything affixed to the building (lights, speakers, clocks etc)

April Message
April Message
L-B Soars with Double Purple Star Award Win
The end of the school year is typically when we bestow accolades and other honors on our students. This year, Liberty-Benton Elementary and Middle Schools are also being recognized. On April 17, the Ohio Department of Education presented our district with not one, but two Purple Star Awards, an honor all three of our schools now hold. 
The distinction is given to schools that show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. All awardees meet a set of criteria aimed at meeting the unique wellness and academic needs of Ohio’s military-connected youth. The schools will hold the designation for three years, at which time we may reapply. 
Part of what earned L-B this award is our community. Your input and feedback on what you want to see in our schools is invaluable. That is one of the reasons we conduct the Leader in Me survey each year, and now is the time! The information collected helps our schools plan our district-wide Leader in Me curriculum for the following year. Parents, I encourage you to take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts. The survey will be coming from your building principal (if it has not already). The middle school survey recently closed, but parents of elementary students have from April 19-28 to complete this survey, and high school parents will have from April 29-May 7. 
As a reminder, state testing is underway for many of our grade levels. Please make sure your child gets enough sleep and has a healthy breakfast leading up to these days so they can be successful on the tests they have worked hard to prepare for all year. 
This is the busiest time of year for our students and families, so check out our calendar to make sure you do not miss out! As always … GO EAGLES!
Mark Kowalski
March 30, 2023                                                    
Mark Kowalski, Superintendent
Community Feedback Leads to Enhanced Safety Measures 
at Liberty-Benton’s New PK-8 Building 
Liberty-Benton Local Schools' all-new PK-8 building is set to open at the start of the 2023-2024 school year and showcases the district’s commitment to academics, arts, athletics as well as safety and security. The facility was thoughtfully designed with input from students, staff, and community members through the required Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s Educational Visioning process and SHP, the project’s architect, to prioritize student learning in a 21st century designed building. 
In addition to traditional safety measures, such as cameras, door-locking systems, and cutting-edge technology that all were included in the original scope and design, the district has been investigating additional safety enhancements throughout the project. 
The Board of Education’s March 29 meeting resulted in a plan to implement additional safety measures in response to community feedback and the district collaboration team’s recommendations. 
“We appreciate members of the community coming forward with their concerns and we thank the members of our collaboration team for their time and unwavering efforts,” said Superintendent Mark Kowalski. “It takes a village to protect and educate students in today’s world, and we are grateful for our community’s involvement and continued support.”
The state-of-the-art facility features an 800-seat performing arts space, two gymnasiums, a 375-seat commons area, as well as state of the art learning spaces and technology to enhance student learning. The building is being paid for with a combination of dollars from the state-funded Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and a bond issue passed by residents in May of 2019.
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By the Numbers
The class of 2022 earned 2,296 college credit hours, or 20.68 per person while attending Liberty-Benton High School
44% earned an Honors Diploma. 92.8% earned College Credit Plus credits, ranking Liberty-Benton #7 in the state for the percentage of students who earn college credit while in high school. 4 students earned a 30 or higher on the ACT and 7 earned an Honors-level score of 27 or higher
Class of 2022
84% are attending a two or four-year college, university, or trade school
14% joined the workforce
2% are serving in the U.S. military
$2.8 MILLION The class of 2022 accepted $835,812 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year and more than $2.8 million over the next four years
Liberty-Benton: Where Eagles learn to soar!
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