Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan to fund interactive whiteboards,
computers and more
Interactive whiteboards and desktop, laptop and
tablet computers are just some of the instructional technology items to
be funded during the next two school years under Schoharie Central
School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan.
The district was allocated $942,067 under the Smart
Schools Bond Act approved by New York state voters in November 2014.
Projects undertaken using Smart Schools funds are covered in full by the
state, with no financial contribution required of a school district.
By upgrading classroom technology as well as network
servers and operating software, Schoharie Central School District seeks
to: improve learning both inside and outside of school by students of
all abilities; provide greater access to information on a global scale;
and better communicate with parents and the community.
Schoharie’s Smart Schools Plan also includes
professional development for faculty and staff with a goal of ensuring
all in the classroom and on campus are proficient in using new
technology to teach, learn and communicate.
The district’s Smart Schools funds will remain
available until the entire allocation has been used.
“Schoharie’s district technology committee worked
hard to evaluate the needs of our students and staff,” said
Superintendent David M. Blanchard. “They came up with a plan that will
meet those needs well into the future.”
Questions, comments, concerns
District residents with questions, comments or
concerns about Schoharie Central School District's Smart Schools Bond
Act Investment Plan should contact Superintendent David M. Blanchard at
DBlanchard@schoharie.k12.ny.us or (518) 295-6679, fax (518)
Download public hearing PowerPoint
presentation (PDF) about the plan
Download the district's Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan (PDF)
[4/22/16; updated 6/8/16, 7/12/16]