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Smart Schools Bond Act



The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed by NYS Referendum in November, 2014 with the first applications being accepted/approved in May 2016.
The Smart Schools Bond Act allocated $2 Billion dollars to NYS School Districts for the purpose of improved learning and opportunity through the funding of educational technology and infrastructure improvements.
The Central Square School District was allocated $4,076,734

The District is submitting the first in a series of investment plans to NYS Education Department in hopes of a May 2017 approval. This first plan focuses mainly on classroom devices to achieve an in building 1 to 1 student computer model.

Information on Investment Plan 1 - February 2017

  • NYSED Tech Plan Approval Letter - December 28, 2015 - Approval letter for the district's technology plan
  • Approved Central Square School District Technology Plan 2016-17
  • Site Based Presentation - March 8, 2017 - Overview of our current technology plan and the Smart Schools Bond Act
  • Preliminary Investment Plan - February 27, 2017 - Review of our preliminary investment plan for the 2017-2018 School Year. This plan will be posted for a period of 30 days, through March 27, 2017, for comment and review.
  • A Public Hearing was held February 27, 2017 at P.V. Moore High School. This hearing reviewed the District’s proposed  Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan.  The public had the opportunity to hear and comment on the  District’s Plan for expending a portion of the  $3.9 million in Smart Schools Bond Act funding. SSBA Investment Plan Public Hearing notice.
  • Plan submitted to NYSED and approved May 11, 2016.
  • October 2016 - District purchasing has begun following the opening of the Reimbursement Claiming System

 

Please take a moment to review the investment plan. If you have any questions, feedback or comments, please contact Jack Monica, the Director of Information Systems at JMonica@cssd.org or at 315.668.4352

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