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Smart Schools Bond Act

In his 2014 State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act – an initiative that would finance educational technology and infrastructure, providing students access to the latest technology and connectivity needed to succeed and compete in the global economy. New Yorker’s agreed and voted in the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) in November 2014.

The Smart Schools Commission released a final report in Fall 2014 outlining how school districts could invest the money allocated to each district.

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.

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Supporting Classroom Technology

Helping to prepare the next generation of New Yorkers for success.

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Final Report

View the final report submitted to Governor Cuomo by the Smart Schools NY Commission on the state and future of classroom technology and broadband connectivity in NY schools.

NYS Education Department

View guidance documents issued to school districts to help prepare and submit Smart School applications.