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School leaders outline Smart Schools investment plan

January 20, 2016

Cover of district technology planSouth Glens Falls administrators outlined the district’s preliminary 2016-19 Technology Plan and answered questions at the South Glens Falls CSD Board of Education meeting on Jan. 19, 2016. [Click here to view the presentation.] The plan outlines technology investments for the next three years, and is required by the state in order for districts to be considered to receive Smart Schools Bond money.

Smart Schools Bond money is funding that was earmarked by the State Legislature for improving technology and wireless infrastructure in schools. State voters approved the $2 billion bond act in November 2014.

The SGF Technology Committee is gathering feedback on the preliminary plan. [Click here to view the plan.]

Summary of Smart Schools spending

Smart Schools Items Cost
 Enhancement of School Connectivity  $1,512,000
Continued Installation of High-Tech Security Devices $631,800
Acquisition of Learning Technology $86,326
Total $2,230,126

The plan will be finalized in 30 days. During this time, an open comment period will be held. Anyone with questions or feedback about the plan can contact Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Kristine Orr at orrk@sgfcsd.org.

For more information about the Smart Schools Bond Act, visit the state’s website.

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