Smart Schools Bond Act

  • The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 NY State 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.

    Source: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/home.html

    The Patchogue-Medford School District has been working diligently throughout the 2016-2017 school year to implement the approved technologies included in the Phase I Smart Schools Investment Plan.  Many of the projects have been completed, which include High School Infrastructure Upgrades, Teacher MacBook's, HS Media Arts and Middle School Computer labs, and numerous other student technologies and devices.

    The District is now pursuing the next phases of the Smart Schools Investment Plan which are highlighted in the Plan posted below.  These next phases (II and III) will combine the implementation of classroom learning devices and substantial network infrastructure upgrades.

    At the regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting on April 24th, 2017 Phase II and III were presented and the Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved.  This meeting also served as the public hearing for the Smart Schools Investment Plan and will allow 30 days for community feedback.  After the 30 day period, the final plan will be revised with any adjustments and then will be provided to the Board of Education for final approval.  The 30 Day period for community feedback is now closed for Phase II and Phase III.

    UPDATE: At a special Board of Education meeting on June 1, 2017 the Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved for Phase II and Phase III.  The final plan is posted below and will be submitted to NYSED for review and approval.

    The Phase II and Phase III Smart Schools Investment Plan is posted below.