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Smart Schools Investment Plan

Background:

In  2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for a technology investment of $2  billion into schools across the state. This initiative became a public  referendum that was approved by voters in November 2014.

The Williamsville  CSD's Smart Schools Bond allocation is $3,474,731. In accordance with the state  guidelines, the District has developed a detailed plan for how its Smart  Schools funding allocation will be used to improve and expand school  connectivity. The plan details grade-specific objectives and project specifics  such as increasing bandwidth, increasing access points, new technology wiring,  and network switch replacement. The Smart Schools Investment Plan also is  aligned with the District’s long-range technology plan.

The draft plan was presented to the Board of Education April 12, 2016; the PowerPoint presentation is available HERE.

In accordance with the state guidelines, a public review/comment period was available for a 30 day period. 
Smart Schools Investment Plan for Williamsville Central Schools 

The Board of Education approved the WCSD Smart Schools Investment Plan at its meeting May 24, 2016. The District has submitted the Smart Schools Investment Plan to the State, and we are awaiting approval by the Smart Schools Review Board.


Update November 2017:  The Board of Education has awarded a bid that will allow for the commencement of work to install new network throughout the district.  This work will begin immediately and it is scheduled to fully completed in August 2018.  The District plans to have the new wireless network fully operational for the start of the 2018-19 school