Smart Schools Bond Spending Plan Phase 2

Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District

Smart Schools Bond Spending Plan - Phase 2

What is the Smart Schools Bond Act?

The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed as part of the 2014-15 New York State budget and approved by voters in a statewide referendum held on Nov. 4, 2014. The SSBA authorized the issuance of $2 billion in bonds to finance educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning opportunities for students throughout the state.

How much will Waterford-Halfmoon Schools receive under the plan?

The district was allocated $581,040 under the SSBA. The state will reimburse the district for 100 percent of its expenses as identified in the Waterford-Halfmoon Smart Schools Investment Plan. This plan earmarks a portion allocation for infrastructure that will support technology-enhanced instruction and security upgrades in alignment with our District Technology Plan and long range Facilities Plan. Waterford-Halfmoon plans to implement its plan by the start of the 2018-2019 School Year.

Is there any local cost associated with the technology purchases?

There is no local cost associated with the initial purchases.

When will the Board discuss the plan and its impact?

During the May 3rd, 2018 budget hearing, the Board of Education will hear an overview of the proposed plan and during the regular Board of Education meeting scheduled after, the Board will be asked to approve the plan.

Is there a public hearing on this plan?

Yes. The Waterford-Halfmoon Board of Education will conduct a public hearing as a part of its May 3rd, 2018 Board of Education Meeting. The plan requires a vote by the board for approval.

In alignment with our Strategic Planning process and long range Facilities Plan, the following chart outline the planned expenditure of the Smart Schools Bond Act funds:

 Description of Smart Schools Bond Scope: Phase 2  Smart Bond Allocation Used
 Interactive Flat Panel Displays  $99,412
 Computer Servers  $2,619
 Digital Signage Display $1,729
St. Mary's Allocation   $20,176
 Total: $123,936 

If you wish to comment on this plan, please contact:

Patrick Pomerville

Superintendent of Schools

518-237-0800 ext. 3309

[email protected]