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Smart Schools Investment Plan

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.

The Port Byron Central School District Smart Schools Investment Plan will provide classroom technology enhancement as well as upgrades for outdated technology equipment.

New York State has allocated $1,179,472 to Port Byron CSD under the Smart Schools Bond Act. The district's plan is to utilize the funds over a four-year period.

Year 1 (2016-2017) – Total: $389,650

-  Interactive LCD Displays - $112,500
    - Replacement for existing SMART interactive whiteboards and various projectors. (Quantity: 25)

- Wireless LAN Controllers (10Gbps) - $42,750
     - Upgrades for the existing 1Gbps wireless LAN controller. Two will be purchased to ensure the availability of our wireless
network.

- UPS Battery Backup System - $35,000
    - Upgrade for all existing UPS currently in the main data center.

- Chromebooks - $75,000
    - Expansion of the 1:1 program to 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. (Quantity: 250)

- iPads - $47,400
    - Replacement for existing iPads in grade K-2. (Quantity: 100)

- Desktop Computers - $50,000
    - Replacement for existing desktop computers. (Quantity: 40)

- 3D Printer - $7,000
    - Additional 3D printer to support the HS CAD and Robotics programs. (Quantity: 2)

- Cases and other accessories for 1:1 devices - $20,000


Year 2 (2017-2018) - TBD

Year 3 (2018-2019) - TBD

Year 4 (2019-2020) - TBD


Any comments or inquries about our SSIP should be directed to ssba@pbcschools.org.