The Cohoes City School District's Smart Schools
Investment Plan was produced in accordance with the New York State
Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by voters in November 2014.
The $2 billion bond act is intended
to provide school districts with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements to enhance learning opportunities for all students across the state.
To receive funding, the Cohoes City School District is required to:
Draft a Smart Schools Improvement Plan linked to a long-range educational technology plan.
Involve the community in its planning; and
Have the Smart Schools plan approved by the New York State Education Department as part of a detailed review process. (Anticipated January/February 2017.)
School districts can also choose to use Smart Schools funding to install high-tech security upgrades, to expand pre-kindergarten programs by building additional classroom space or to replace temporary classrooms with permanent instructional space.
The district's Smart Schools funding is capped at $1,769,619.
The district held its Smart Schools Investment Plan Public Hearing during the Board of Education meeting on October 19, 2016. You can watch the public hearing by playing the video, or view the presentation by clicking the PDF: Smart Schools Investment Plan - Public Hearing Presentation>>
The public has 30 days (from Oct. 2-Nov. 21) to submit comments and/or questions to the district regarding this investment plan. Please direct all comments and questions to:
Stacy Mackey, School Business Official