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Smart Schools Bond Act

In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act that will build out schools and classrooms for the 21st Century to ensure that our students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in the economy of today and tomorrow.

The funds can be used for the following purposes:
• Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers;
• Install high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities;
• Construct, enhance, and modernize educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs and to provide
instructional space to replace classroom trailers; and
• 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.

BKW will receive $883,468 in Smart Schools funds. This money is in the form of reimbursement of funds previously approved by the Smart Schools Review Board. Read BKW's Smart Schools Plan [PDF] to see how the district would like to use these funds.

Click here to submit feedback on the BKW Smart Schools Plan.