Smart Schools Bond Act

  • February 22, 2021 - We are in the process of submitting a third application for the Smart Schools Bond Act. In this application, we are looking to purchase iPads for 1:1 deployment in our kindergarten classrooms, update our middle school music lab, and purchase new teacher devices (Surfaces and MacBooks). The cost of the iPads are $38,000; the middle school music lab will be approximately $60,000, and the teacher devices will be $112,000.  The total cost of the third SSBA submission is approximately $210,000. This will leave us with about $340,000 left in our allocation. (Original was $953,000). The proposal will go on our website tomorrow with a 30-day comment period. When the 30-day comment period is over, a hearing and board vote on the proposal is required. Upon a successful vote the plan will be submitted for state approval.

    If you have questions or feedback, please email Mrs. Maureen Donahue, Superintendent at mdonahue@swcsk12.org or Molly Moore, Director of Instructional Services at mmoore@swcsk12.org. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and questions about this exciting endeavor.

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  • June 13, 2018 - The Southwestern Central School District is moving forward with a second submission of the Smart Schools investment plan. The plan includes proposed purchases through the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) to create STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Music) spaces at the middle and high schools. The Smart Schools Bond Act provides funding for public school districts in New York to improve technology in the school.

    The second SSBA investment plan was presented during the School Board meeting on Tuesday, June 12th 2018. The investment plan will be posted on Southwestern's website for a minimum of 30 days for public review and comment. A public hearing and board vote will occur after the 30 day time period. Upon board approval, the investment plan will be incorporated into an application to the State Education Department. Please look on our website for information about the public hearing date and time. If you have questions or feedback, please email Mrs. Maureen Donahue, Superintendent at mdonahue@swcsk12.org or Molly Moore, Director of Instructional Services at mmoore@swcsk12.org. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and questions about this exciting endeavor.

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