New Yorkers voted in favor (62%) of the Smart School Bond Act, which will finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity through the State. Projects eligible for funding include:
- Acquiring learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers
- Installing high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities;
- Constructing, enhancing, and modernizing educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs and to provide instructional space to replace classroom trailers
- Installing 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.
Visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/smart-schools-ny to find out how much funding your district will be eligible for. And contact A+ Mobile Solutions for more information on turn-key solutions that can turn any classroom into a high-tech learning environment.