New York State SMART Schools Bond Act
The SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT OF 2014 was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The SMART Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State.
Each school district will receive an allocation of the $2 billion SMART Schools that is proportionate to the district’s share of total formula based school aid in the 2013-14 school year, excluding Building Aid, Universal Prekindergarten Aid, and the Gap Elimination Adjustment.
Bond proceeds may be used for capital projects to:
- Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers;
- Install high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities;
- Construct, enhance, and modernize educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs and to provide instructional space to replace classroom trailers; and
- Install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses, including but not limited to video surveillance, emergency notification systems, and physical access controls.
The Odessa School Board approved the Technology Committees' recommendation on how to spend Odessa's share of the SMART School Bond Act funding. This notice will be posted on the district website for 30 days to gather public comment. A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Room 152 (Distance Learning Room).
Please send comments to Jeanne Sullivan, District Technology Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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