Smart Schools Investment Plan (Phase 3)
Phase 1 of our Smart Schools Bond Act investments are currently underway with completion expected early in 2018. Phase 2 was approved by the legislative committee on November 27th and purchase orders are being cut to have these new devices on hand for the 2018-2019 School year. To date we have committed $677,009 of the $813,516 allotted to our District. Leaving us $136,507 for our final Phase of work under this grant.
To recap, Phase 1 consisted of technology infrastructure and building security upgrades totaling, $316,650.00. Phase 2 involved the purchase of many new computers, Chromebooks and projectors to support our students and staff, totaling $360,359.
For Phase 3 of purchasing under this grant, the District has identified the need to replace our primary servers and data storage systems. This equipment along with several battery backup units (UPS) for our servers and switchgear will consume the majority of the remaining funds ($136,507). Any surplus remaining is planned to go toward additional technology needs.
Upon acceptance by the Board of Education, the Smart Schools Bond Act requires the District to publish the plan and post/advertise it to the Community for a 30 day period. Community comments and suggestions are welcome and should be directed to Matt Erwin, Director of Facilities (contact information below). At the close of the comment period, after review of any correspondence, the plan will be updated and re-submitted to the School Board for final approval.
Please forward written comments or suggestions to:
Attn: Matt Erwin, Director of Facilities
31 Emory Ave
Cazenovia, NY 13035
If you want to learn more about the NYS Smart Schools Bond Act, go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/documents/SmartSchoolsBondActGuidance_AL12.23.15.pdf