Smart Schools Bond Act Information
The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed in the 2014-15 NYS Enacted Budget and approved by the voters from across the state 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. (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/)
Pittsford Central School District's SSBA allocation is $1,509,818. Pittsford Central School District intends to submit the proposed plan (linked below as a PDF) to New York State for approval as Phase I. The plan highlights both infrastructure and security upgrades. Funding will be used to upgrade the existing core switch and data closet switches to provide greater access and additional throughput for staff and students. The District is also planning to purchase an upgraded Voice over IP phone system that will allow for additional security features.
Phase II will most likely focus on student devices. After the Phase I infrastructure and security upgrades, various committees will review the use of current and emerging devices that will impact instruction throughout the District.
This webpage was developed per the NYS SSBA regulations to provide clear communication about the plan.
For additional information or if you have questions, please send all comments through email to Jeff Cimmerer, Chief Information Officer, at jeff_cimmerer@Pittsford.Monroe.edu.