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Smart Bond Investment

 

The SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT (SSBA) OF 2014 was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted New York State Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election. This bond act 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 Lansing Central School District’s SSBA allocation is $680,889 (based upon state aid formulas). These funds may be used to “improve learning opportunity for public and nonpublic school students” by funding projects to:
  • Install high-speed? broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities;
  • Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers;
  • Construct, enhance, and modernize educational facilities to accommodate prekindergarten? programs and to provide instructional space to replace classroom trailers; and/or
  • Install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses, including but not limited to video surveillance, emergency notification systems, and physical access controls.

Next Steps for Lansing
The LCSD Smart Schools Investment Plan is published on the district website to collect public input for a minimum of 30 days.  You may provide input on the preliminary plan by emailing Director of Technology cpedley@lcsd.k12.ny.us.
A public hearing will be held at the January 23rd, 2017 Board of Education meeting at 6:30 pm.


A successfully approved plan would then be submitted to NYSED for final approval.  The final NYSED approval takes approximately 120-150 days.
 
LINK TO LCSD PRELIMINARY SMART BOND INVESTMENT PLAN - CLICK HERE

For a more detailed plan with background information check out our supporting documents: