PORTVILLE, NY — Portville Central School District is one of 133 schools across the state whose Smart Schools Investment Plan was approved by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Wednesday.
Portville received $348,244 for classroom technology. A summary of the plans is available here.
Smart Schools Investment Plans are aimed at improving school security and reimagining teaching and learning. The approved plans total $111 million and are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act — an education technology initiative. The investments authorized will help ensure safety, modernize classrooms and equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the global economy.
The plans approved were submitted by 111 school districts and eight special education schools. Plans include $51.5 million for high-tech security projects, $19.0 million for school connectivity projects, $24.8 million for classroom technology purchases, $3.1 million for the expansion of pre-kindergarten classrooms, $10.9 million for the removal of transportable classroom units and $1.4 million for non-public schools to enhance classroom technology and school connectivity.
"The Smart Schools Bond Act is enhancing school safety and modernizing outdated classrooms in every corner of this great state," Cuomo said. "This funding expands opportunities for students and educators and provides New York's future leaders with a safe school environment and the latest technology to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the modern economy."
Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.