Projected Activity Complexes Budget and Fundraise

          

Campaign Fundraise Breakdown Estimations:

Turf Field Installation (Both High Schools) – DISTRICT FUNDED  May 2016   $ 1,700,000

Sponsorship and Marketing Fundraise                                                                 $ 2,000,000

Community Charitable Giving Fundraise                                                             $ 2,940,000

                  Total Project Cost                                                 $6,640,000

          

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY COMPLEX COST:   $2,357,500

INCLUDES:

(Liberty High School will utilize existing lights)

Liberty High School – Seating / Press Box

Liberty High School – Founders Plaza Entrance /Ticket Gates/ Honor Walls

Liberty High School – Locker Rooms/Concession Stands/Bathrooms

Liberty High School – Video board / Scoreboard

           

LIBERTY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY COMPLEX COST:  $2,582,500

INCLUDES:

Liberty North High School – Lights (Currently No Lights)

Liberty North High School – Seating / Press Box

Liberty North High School – Founders Plaza Entrance /Ticket Gates / Honor Walls

Liberty North High School – Locker Rooms/Concession Stands/Bathrooms

Liberty North High School – Video board / Scoreboard                                                                                      

        

Two Activity Complexes Fundraise Total   $4,940,000

 

Timeline to Completion

(Public Campaign Period: September 2016 – May 2017)

 

Public Campaign Kick-Off Celebration- September 2016

 

By September 2016 – Liberty North High School Activity Complex:

(Weather Permitting)

  • Turf field installation complete

Allows for Marching Band practice on Field (July-November), Football (June-November), Soccer (Men’s:

June-November) (Women’s: February-June) and Track and Field (February-June)

 

By September 2016 – Liberty High School Activity Complex:

(Weather Permitting)

  • Turf field installation complete

Allows for Marching Band practice on Field (July-November), Football (June-November), Soccer (Men’s:

June-November) (Women’s: February-June) and Track and Field (February-June)

 

By September 2017 – Liberty North High School Activity Complex:

(Pending Donations, Product and Construction availability, and Weather) Listed in order of completion:

  • Lights Installed.
  • Stadium Seats and Press Box Installed.
  • Founders Entrance Plaza, Ticket Booths, Tribute, Honor and Legacy Walls
  • Restrooms, Concession Stand Video board/Scoreboard Installed.
  • This will allow Marching Band practice, field presentations and competitions, and to host District/State Marching Band contests.
  • This will allow all LNHS JV and Varsity Men’s and Women’s soccer and LNHS JV and Varsity football to play at LNHS in Fall 2017/Spring 2018.
  • Liberty North High School DAC will generate $35,000 annually in concessions.
  • Liberty North High School DAC Video board will generate $40,000 annually in revenue.

 

By September 2017 – Liberty High School Activity Complex:

(Pending Donations, Product and Construction availability, and Weather) Listed in order of completion:

  • Stadium Seats and Press Box Installed.
  • Founders Entrance Plaza, Ticket Booths, Tribute, Honor and Legacy Walls
  • Restrooms and Concession Stands Video board/Scoreboard Installed.
  • This will allow Marching Band practice, field presentations and competitions, and to host District/State Marching Band contests.
  • This will allow all LHS JV and Varsity Men’s and Women’s soccer and LHS JV and Varsity football to play at LHS in Fall 2017/Spring 2018.
  • Liberty High School DAC will generate $35,000 annually in concessions.
  • Liberty High School DAC Video board will generate $40,000 annually in revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Why do we need Activity Complexes?  

The complexes are important to serving the current needs of the District in that they will first and foremost provide space for programs and activities at both high schools.  Providing easy access to a reliable, multi-use turf field will provide valuable space for practices and activities, including:  marching band, color guard, dance team, cheer, drum corps, physical education classes, youth sports, and other community uses/programs.  Further, the added improvements will allow for the hosting of track and field, football and soccer games, creating a true home game environment and eliminate the need to play such games at William Jewell College and other district venues.  While Jewell has been a great partner and very accommodating over the past 50+ years, the District will benefit in not having to cover the cost of lease payments and will also avoid the understandable logistical challenges in trying to schedule both high schools around William Jewell athletics and activities. Developing these facilities on District property will also allow the programs at each school to realize added revenues from gate, concessions and advertising while allowing outside groups the opportunity to use and/or lease the complex for non-District events and activities.

 

Why do we need Activity Complexes at both high schools?

Because each facility will serve multiple purposes, a determination was made to build an activity complex at each high school rather than develop one larger, shared facility.  Knowing a 3rd high school will most likely be necessary in the next 10 years or so and considering the durability of turf and the increasing demand for field time, the District determined that developing facilities at both schools would satisfy current needs and accommodate future growth.

 

How will the project be funded?

As part of its 2016 capital planning program, the District decided to move forward with the installation of turf at both schools.  The new fields are scheduled to be in place and available for use by the start of the 2016/17school year.  The balance of the work is envisioned to be privately funded through donations, charitable gifts, advertising and the selling of naming rights.  The District levy rate/taxes will not be increased or affected in support of this effort.

 

How much will the project cost?

Setting aside the $1.7 million District investment in the turf fields, the remaining components of the project will cost an estimated $4.9 million, all of which are envisioned to be raised privately through donations, gifts, advertising and naming rights.

 

What is the project schedule?

Field turf will be installed and useable by the start of the 2016/17 school year, which will provide great benefit to both schools immediately and demonstrate District support for the broader initiative to raise private funds to develop the balance of the project.  The campaign to oversee this effort will kick off in earnest this fall and construction could take place in phases, depending on the availability of funds.

 

Who do I make out my donation to?

For reference please see donation form contained in the charitable giving packet. Your check should be made payable to the LIBERTY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION. Or if you want to donate using a credit card, please fill out your credit card information using the "Donate Button" on this site.

 

What do I need to include with my donation?

If you are donating with a check: please complete the donation form and mail with your check to the Liberty School District Foundation (see the bottom of this site for the Foundation mailing address).

If you are donating with a credit card: please fill out your credit card information using the "Donate Button" on this site.

 

Community Endorsements

“I encourage all district patrons to rally behind this community effort. Our district growth necessitates complexes at each of our high schools to establish campus settings for all school activities.”

--Russ Weathers, Campaign Co-Chair,

Former Liberty Mayor, 1980-1985

CEO, Agriculture Future Of America

 

“As a long time Liberty resident, retired Liberty teacher, and community participant, I fully support the District Activities Complexes. The proposed project would accommodate a number of student as well as community centered activities.  It is not solely for athletics.  In addition, it would contribute toward maintaining Liberty's reputation for a high quality school system.  Any participation would be entirely voluntary and accomplished without adding to the tax burden of district residents.”

--Juarrene Hester, Liberty Resident

 

“These complexes have been a long time in coming and I’m proud to be a part of this project. The schools and community benefits will be immense and long serve our students and patrons for years to come.”

--Shane Davolt, Campaign Co-Chair, Co-Owner GM Peters Insurance, Liberty

 

“As a recent graduate of Liberty High School, it is exciting to see a new chapter begin for our community and schools with these complexes. There has been a need for these complexes since before I was a student. I encourage you to embrace and support this project as we grow to become a more diverse community with two high schools.”

--Sydney Triplett, 2012 Liberty High School Graduate, 2016 University of Missouri Graduate

 

“This project is not only about our present, but more importantly about our future. We must be forward thinking with the environments we create at each of our high schools. These complexes will not only benefit the community, but the

students that attend each high school. From band, color guard, and fine arts, to cheer, dance and our sports teams, and

entire student bodies at each school.”

--Madison Morhaus, 2015 Liberty North High School Graduate, Current Student at Oklahoma State University

 

“For over 20 years, the Liberty School District Foundation has proudly supported LPS by serving as the District's charitable partner.  The District Activities Complexes will bring the LPS community together and will effectuate the Foundation's goal of positively impacting as many LPS students and patrons as possible.  We are excited to help LPS elevate the excellence of District programs by supporting this vital project."

--Heather Wolesky Chair, Board of Directors – Liberty School District Foundation

 

“The District is excited to support this important project for our community as a means to fulfill one of the recommendations in our Facilities Master Plan. While we have committed District funds to install turf at both high schools, the Plan recommends that a private fundraising campaign be developed to raise the monies necessary to construct the balance of both activity complexes. As we work closely with the Liberty School District Foundation over the coming months, we are hopeful that this project will generate interest from our patrons as well as our local business and civic leaders and will prove to be a successful private-public partnership for our community.”

--Dr. M. Jeremy Tucker Superintendent of Schools, Liberty Public School District