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Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by New York State voters in 2014, authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State.

The Office of Educational Design and Technology reviews Smart Schools Investment Plans submitted by districts wishing to utilize Smart Schools funds for educational technology-related purchases, including

  • Infrastructure to improve high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities
  • Learning technology equipment (such as computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards, and 3D printers)

Oswego City School District's allocation is $1,789,849, and the funds do not expire. Below are a list of steps that Oswego City School District has taken for our first smart school bond act investment plan;
  • On July 16, 2019, a preliminary investment plan was presented to the OCSD Board of Education 
  • The plan was publicly posted and a public hearing was held on August 20, 2019
  • The Board of Education formally accepted the plan on August 20, 2019 and it was pending approval
  • The plan was adjusted recently to update pricing and resubmitted on August 19, 2022
For additional information regarding the first smart school bond act, please see the Board of Education presentation.
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