How does it benefit our district?
School districts can take advantage of the Smart Schools Bond Act by investing in educational technology and certain infrastructural improvements. Smart Schools money can be used to purchase items such as:
- Install high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities
- Acquire learning technology equipment or facilities, including but not limited to interactive whiteboards, computer servers, desktops, laptops and tablet computers
- Construct, enhance, and modernize educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs and to provide instructional space to replace classroom trailers
- Install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses, including but not limited to video surveillance, emergency notification systems, and physical access controls
School districts can qualify for the Smart Schools money by completing the following steps as part of the Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP):