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Information Technology



Denise Fox
Information Systems Administrator

P: (607) 758-4198 


Information Technology Resources

Cortland City Schools provides a number of technology resources for its students and staff. All classrooms have  internet capable computers including PC's , Laptops and or Tablets.   Our JSHS is equipped with an Adobe Art Desgin Lab, an Autocad, Robotics and 3D Printing Lab as well as a Photography / TV Studio . We provide network accounts to all our students so that they may work on projects and have a place to store them. Students are provided email and Google accounts upon request. The District also provides access to many databases for classroom use. Students can access these from any PC in the district. In addition, the district maintains many software titles on its PCs and network. Finally, students also have access to, GPS units, digital cameras and HD digital camcorders, scanners, Smart Boards, and many other technology tools.

Technology Planning

The Technology Planning Council (TPC) exists to provide guidance and recommendations for information technology implementation in the district. The council is made up of a representative cross section of  IT Staff, Teachers , Administrators, students, SUNY Cortland, Cortland area business and parents. The group meets quarterly during the school year and keeps the technology plan current. Click here for the 2018 Technology Plan. 

Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Bond Act 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 (SSBA) 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. The SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program.

The first round of SSBA funding was approved for the purchase of district wireless access in July 2018. The next round of SSBA funding will be allocated to replace and enhance our current secruity sytem as well as additional devices for our staff and students, and our non-public school counterparts. The application will be sent to NYSED during the summer of 2019. 

Please feel free to review the Cortland Enlarged City School District Technology Plan, as well as the Initial Smart Schools Investment Plan, located in the righthand column. Here is the SSBA iniatives presented to the Board of Education on 10/01/2019. 

If you are a stakeholder in the Cortland Enlarged City School District and wish to provide feedback, please send an e-mail to:

Resources for Parents

Digital Passport - Internet Safety
FBI Parent Guide to Internet Safety
Instructional Technology
Internet Safety and Cyberbullying
SSBA Initiatives

Important Documents

Acknowledgement of AUP
AUP - Staff Use of Compuerized Information Resources R
Available Internet for Staff and Students
District Website Purpose
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Information Technology Plan 2018
Internet Responsibility
New Phone Voice Mail Resource
Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
Smart Schools Bond Act Amendment (Approved)
Smart Schools Investment Initiatives
Staff Use of Computerized Information Resources
Website Training Guide



Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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