Last week, Gov. Cuomo announced the first round of funding awards under the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, which was approved in 2014. The Smart Schools Review Board approved 52 plans totaling $45 million for projects: $26 million for Classroom Technology purchases; $15 million for School Connectivity projects; $4 million for High-Tech Security projects; and $23,000 for Community Connectivity projects. A summary of these 52 plans is available here.
Gov. Cuomo said:
“As technology continues to shape the landscape of our economy, we must reimagine our classrooms into modern centers of learning so that our students are prepared for the jobs that meet the demands of tomorrow. With this bold initiative, we are taking an important step towards strengthening our learning environment and connecting students in every corner of the state with the opportunities necessary to succeed in the 21st century economy.”