Smart Schools Bond Act: Investing in our Students' Futures
New York state school districts will receive a significant increase in funding to support 21st century technology initiatives as a result of the successful Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum. The plan, approved this November 2014, is to invest $2 billion in districts around the state to create schools and classrooms that will prepare students to thrive in tomorrow's economy. Regionally, our districts will receive more than $80 million.
The CNYRIC continues to be closely involved with discussions in Albany regarding the roll-out of Smart Schools funding. The original plan to release information to school districts in January 2015 may be extended as the various state agencies continue to work through the implementation details. We will keep you informed as new information is released.
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