Smart Schools Bond Act
October 12, 2022 - Smart Schools Bond Act Fourth Submission – Preliminary Plan
We are looking to exhaust our Smart School’s Bond Act Allocation. Of the original allocation ($953,595), we have approximately $323,000 remaining. WE propose the following:
Purchase 50 Teacher SMARTBOARDS with the rail system - $204,000 The majority will go to elementary teachers to replace end of life projectors they currently have in classrooms.
Purchase one set of student iPads (80) for the replacement cycle in kindergarten - $35,000
Purchase one set of student devices (120 dell laptops) for the replacement cycle grades 5-12 - $83,000. This will off-set the technology budget expenditures for the clock and speaker project in the middle and high school.
A hearing and approval of the final submission will follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Moore, Director of Instructional Services at email@example.com. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and questions about this exciting endeavor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Moore, Director of Instructional Services at email@example.com. We look forward to reviewing your feedback and questions about this exciting endeavor.