Smart Schools Bond Act Public Forum Announced

     Published on 6/23/17   Tagged under:    District News   

The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted NYS Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election 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 Syracuse City School District will receive an allocation of $27,150,068 to improve learning and opportunity for students by funding capital projects.

The Syracuse City School District is required to submit a Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) to demonstrate how Smart Schools Bond Act funds will be used to provide the educational tools and opportunities students throughout the District will need to succeed in the 21st century economy.  The District assessed all the Technology needs at each school buildingand developed a Comprehensive Technology Plan.  

The results of the assessments is the basis used to determine the Districts needs and are incorporated into the SSIPs. The SSBA Guidelines may be downloaded here; or, visit the NYSED SSBA website for additional information.  

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC*

A public Review Forum will be held by the School Board for all interested parties to provide comments and questions regarding the District's current submissions of the Smart Schools Investment Plan.  The plan documents are available for download on this webpageThe Public Review Forum will be held at 4:30 pm on June 26, 2017 in the Board Room at Central Offices, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse.