SLCSD Smart School Investment Plan Information

    The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in 2014 by a state wide referendum. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBAsupports educational technology and infrastructure to improve teaching and learning. The SSBA authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State.

Saranac Lake's Allocation - $796,558

Allowable project categories the District is utilizing:

·        Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers;

·        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

    Over the course of several months a draft preliminary plan was developed by the district's Technology Committee and presented to the school board at regular public meetings.  The planning process includes consultation with parents, teachers, students, community members, St. Bernard's and other stakeholders. 

    The Smart School's Investment Plan (please see the link to the left) was approved by the School Board on February 1, 2017 after a public hearing on January 18th to enable stakeholders to respond to the preliminary plan. The approved plan was submitted to the New York State Education Department on February 7, 2017.

    The remaining $176,058 is slated to be used for device purchases. A separate Smart School Investment Plan will be forthcoming in the late spring outlining these planned purchases.
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Questions?  Please contact Caroleigh Meserole, Computer Network Administrator, 
(518) 897-1655 or