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Sidney CSD

Sidney Central
School District
Smart Schools Plan


The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) 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 SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program.


Sidney Central School District qualifies for $1,379,095 from the Smart Schools Bond Act.  This funding can be used for instructional technology and school safety upgrades.  The first step in applying for this funding was to submit our Instructional Technology Plan to New York State for review.  The plan that was submitted in September of 2015.  The plan was approved in October of 2015.


All projects that will be funded using Smart Schools funds need to be approved by the State Education Department.  If approved, all projects will be fully reimbursable, but districts need to spend the money upfront before being reimbursed.  Below are the necessary documents outlined by NYSED.


The Smart Schools Investment Plan will be available on this site for 30 days until it goes to the BOE for final approval (July 12, 2016).  During the 30 days, please feel free to email Dr. Bill Christensen ([email protected]) Superintendent of Schools if you have any questions or comments.  


The public hearing will take place before the BOE meeting on July 12, 2016.

Sidney Central School District
95 West Main Street  |  Sidney, NY 13838  |   Phone: 607.563.2135  |   Fax: 607.563.2386
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