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.
BKW's Smart Schools Plan [PDF]
to see how the district would like
to use these funds.
to submit feedback on the BKW Smart Schools Plan.