Smart Schools Bond Act
In his 2014 State of the State Address, then 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.
See how much funding your school district is eligible for from the Smart Schools Bond Act.
View the final report submitted by the Smart Schools NY Commission on the state and future of classroom technology and broadband connectivity in NY schools.