Smart Schools Investment Plan

In November 2014 voters across New York State approved the Smart Schools Bond Act, providing $2 billion to schools to improve school security, network infrastructure and learning technology to students. Every school district in the State has been allocated a portion of the total money based on a formula. Canastota's award is $1,357,966.

Throughout the last several months Smart Schools Committees consisting of teachers, a community member, parents, district administrators, Board of Education members, architects and engineers have been developing a spending plan that consists of district needs that could be met with some of the Smart Schools funding. In order to prioritize the needs, the committees looked closely at the building conditions survey, District Technology Plan and discussed long-range facilities plans.

At their November 15th meeting, the Board of Education provided initial support of the CCSD Smart Schools spending plan. Per NYS Smart Bond Act regulation, the proposed spending plan must be posted to the District website for 30 days. The presentation is posted below. During the review period, feedback, comments and questions about the plan can be submitted to and will be reviewed by the Board of Education at their January 24th meeting.

Please click here for more information about the Smart Bond Act.