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.