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LPS Ballot Issues Approved Convincingly

Liberty Public Schools had two issues approved by local voters on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The $120 Million No Tax Increase Bond Issue was passed with 80% approval. The No Tax Increase Levy Transfer Issue was passed with 66% approval.
Passage of the two issues comes following a nearly two-year long-range planning process. In December, the Board of Education unanimously voted to place the two issues on the April ballot. Members of the Liberty Public Schools team have spent the past several weeks sharing information with LPS stakeholders as part of its informational campaign. 
"These approvals were the result of incredibly hard work by our entire LPS team," Liberty Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Tucker shared with staff on Wednesday, April 5. "This was due to the great things taking place in all of our buildings and departments across LPS, and the support that our families and community have for you. There is no doubt that these past several years have been challenging, both during, and now following, the pandemic. Last night's results confirmed that our community believes in us, trusts us, and values Liberty Public Schools and public education."
The approval of the bond issue will allow the District to begin planning and implementing project work throughout LPS over the course of the next several years. These projects will be focused on safety, security, accessibility improvements, student learning enhancements, and increasing operational efficiencies across the District. The various projects that will be completed are available to view on the LPS website, and can be accessed via clicking here.
Approval of the levy transfer issue allows for the Board of Education to execute the recent goal of attracting and retaining quality staff to Liberty Public Schools. Transferring 50 cents from the district's debt service levy to the operating levy will allow for LPS to be increasingly competitive with staff salaries in upcoming years.
"We cannot thank our community enough for the support shown to us," Tucker said. "Liberty Public Schools is a special place, with special people, and we look forward to the many great things that lie ahead for LPS."