Smart Schools Bond Act Public Forum Announced

     Published on 10/16/17   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 is currently in the process of assessing the Technology needs at each school building to develop a Comprehensive Technology Plan.  The results of the assessments will be the basis in determining the Districts needs and incorporating them into the SSIP.

The SSBA Guidelines may be downloaded here; or, visit the NYSED SSBA website for additional information.

To learn more about the Smart Schools Bond Act, please click here to visit the SCSD Smart Schools Bond Act website.

Important Dates:

  • October 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York.
     The Public Review Forum is an opportunity for all interested parties to provide comments and questions regarding the District’s initial submission of the Smart Schools Investment Plan. The public is invtited to attend.