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Ichabod Crane's Smart Schools Investment Plan Approved

(June 22, 2016) Ichabod Crane is one of 36 school districts to have its Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) approved in this next round. On June 20, Governor Cuomo announced the 36 SSIP's total $43 million of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. SSIP funds will provide enhanced security and many upgrades in technology.

Districts had to complete a process in order to have their Smart School Investment Plans approved by the state. The first phase of IC's plan totals $689,678. The District's total allocation is $1,309,134, which leaves the District with $619,456 to spend in the second phase. Plans for using the remaining funding will be determined during the 2016-17 school year with input from the District's Technology Committee.

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Board Holds Public Hearing, Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan

(March 2, 2016) The Board of Education approved the Smart Schools Investment Plan following a public hearing on the plan at its meeting on March 1. The plan has now been submitted to the State Education Department for approval.

Coverage:

Columbia Paper, 3/4/16


Board Approves Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan

30-Day Public Comment Period; Public Hearing March 1

(Updated Feb. 3, 2016, Jan. 29, 2016) The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed in the 2014-15 enacted budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the New York State 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improvements in educational technology, infrastructure and security. The total amount allocated to ICC is $1,309,134.

The Board of Education approved the District's Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) at its meeting on February 2, 2016. The plan is posted here for a public comment period of 30 days. The District will then hold a Public Hearing on the SSIP on Tuesday, March 1 at the Board of Education meeting. Once the Board approves the final plan, the District will submit it to the State Education Department for approval. Directions on how to submit written comments regarding the plan within the 30-day period are outlined in the SSIP.