2014 Liberty Center High School Quiz Team

The Quiz Team at Liberty Center High School has been a very successful academic team with a history of success. Only last year, they won the Henry county Quiz Bowl championship. Shelley Ahleman has coached the Quiz Team for four years. Previously the team had been coached by Mr. Bowers, a former English teacher here at Liberty Center High School. In a recent interview, Ms. Ahleman described her coaching experience as enjoyable and and that her goal for this year's team is to have as much fun as possible. She added that the this year's team of 22 students is a very competitive one with many areas of strength and a depth of understanding. We wish the Quiz Team good luck in as they continue their season.‚Äč

Surrogate Training

There are many students in the Liberty Center school district who do not have parents or guardians who can represent them in meetings held within Liberty Center Schools.  If the student is identified or may be identified as requiring specialized instruction under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, they must have an adult represent them at the table. Thus, for students who do not have custodial parents or guardians, a surrogate is appointed by the school district.  The surrogate is trained in special education law to provide advocacy for the student.  The school district in turn give the surrogate parent the same cooperation it gives to a natural parent regarding the provision of special education to the child.

Liberty Center is looking for adults who would like to serve as a surrogate parent.  They are required to attend a training session by the State Support Team.

Surrogate parents are matched with children based on cultural similarities, language compatibility and if there may be prior involvement with the child.

The surrogate parent may represent the child in all matters relating to the identification, evaluation and educational placement of the child and help to ensure that the child receives a free and appropriate education.

The surrogate parent is for one school year and can be reappointed annually.

Training is done through the local state support team and through computer based instruction.  If you are interested in becoming a surrogate for student, and desire to advocate for a student to receive a quality education with special education services,  please call 419 -875-4104 3xtension 300.

LC Gets Connected

Liberty Center Local School District is now on social media! Follow us on Twitter @LC_Tigers and "like" us on Facebook at Liberty Center Local Schools. 

Data Release

Information For Parents Concerning Data Release

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.

Spotlight on Liberty Center's New Staff

Kelsey Guthrie

Kelsey Guthrie is a new special education teacher this year. She is originally from Quincy, Ohio, but she completed her student teaching here at Liberty Center. She was already comfortable at our school, so joining the staff was an easy transition. Her first impression of Liberty Center was that it is a small community with a united staff and hands on administration. Ms. Guthrie's favorite aspect of teaching is being able to provide assistance to the children who need it most. Her favorite memory of high school is being in the band and meeting new people. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

2014-15 Yearbook

Buy Yours Now

The 2014-15 Tigeron yearbook is now on sale! The high school book will feature the theme Leaving Lasting Impressions and includes 144 full-color pages. The book will cost $46. The PreK-8 book costs $16 and will feature the theme of The World of Dr. Seuss. Order forms will be sent home with all students or books can be purchased by clicking on the link below. Prices will increase on April 1st so reserve your copy today! If you have any questions contact Mr. Ressler at jressler@libertycenterschools.org