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For more than a century, Liberty Elementary School has been a longstanding point of pride within Buckeye. Now the school is in a new era. Dozens were on hand October 14 for a ribbon cutting ceremony as the community celebrated a rebuild of the campus. 

“We are so grateful to our community for supporting the bond election that made this school construction possible. The new modernized buildings provide our children safe, inspiring, and collaborative spaces for learning,” said Superintendent Dr. Lori Shough.

Community members as well as students and families were able to get a tour of the renovations. Colleen Schorr is a former Liberty Elementary School District (LESD) Governing Board member. She has also seen her three kids graduate from Liberty Elementary. 

“We can’t believe it. The school is absolutely gorgeous. We moved out here in 1991, and what can you say, I’m in shock. I can’t believe how beautiful it is,” said Schorr. 

Many in attendance had multiple generations in their own families who have attended Liberty. “We are committed to ensuring it continues to be a reminder of Buckeye’s rich history as the community continues to experience exponential growth,” said Liberty Elementary School Principal Jennifer Gray.

DLR Group, the designers of the Liberty rebuild, were intentional in their vision for the campus in order to meet the educational needs of future generations. That vision hasn’t gone unnoticed by the LESD Board. 

“The school was specifically designed to give flexibility to the type of learning models we wanted to put in place. This is really well thought out. This is really planned for the future,” said Governing Board member Paul Bixler. 

Liberty Elementary is a staple of the community, and this rebuild ensures it will remain so for generations to come.