Smart Schools Investment Plan
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 September 2018: The Williamsville Central School District completed its wireless access project using Smart School Bond funding in August 2018. This project has resulted in the installation of a new wireless access system in every school. The project expanded access points in all school buildings resulting in improved wireless coverage that benefits our students and our instructional program.