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 (SSBA) supports 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:

  • 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 #1 (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. This first project provides high tech security for the Petrova Avenue School and High School.

A Smart School's Investment Plan #2 was approved by the Board of Education on February 6, 2019 after a public hearing also held on February 6, 2019. This project provides the same high tech security for the Bloomingdale Elementary School.

Questions? Please contact Caroleigh Meserole, Computer Network Administrator,

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