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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 below. Here is the SSBA initiatives 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:

Important Links

SSBA Initiatives Technology Plan Smart Schools Investment Plan 

Smart Schools Investment Plan
(New Application)

Smart Schools Investment Plan
(Second New Application)
Smart Schools Bonds Act