The Smart Schools Bond Act was approved by voters during the general election on November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance educational technology and infrastructure to improve the learning environment of students throughout the State. The plan allocated $2.1 million in 'Smart Schools' funds to the District for technology and security enhancements. Districts interested in obtaining funds were required to follow a rigorous process to develop and submit a Smart Schools Investment Plan.

PHASE I - 2015 - $1,085,055

    • Replacement of switches, including cabling, UPS

    • Wireless access points, including installation, licensing, cables

    • Distance Learning at AMS

    • Design and management costs, contingency

APCSD to Hold Public Hearing on 'Smart Schools' Funding Oct. 27

 

PHASE II - 2018 - $925,300

    • Security enhancements

    • Cameras and lighting

APCSD Holds Public Hearing on Phase 2 of 'Smart Schools' Funding

PHASE III - TBD

For more information on the Smart Schools Bond Acts visit their website at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/

References:
Averill Park Instructional Technology Plan
School District Allocations