Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP)
Overview:The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) was passed in the 2014–15 NYS Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum on Nov. 4, 2014. The SSBA authorized the issuance of $2 billion of bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure.The intent of the SSBA is to improve current learning opportunities for NYS K12 students as well as future employment potential in the 21st Century job market.North Tonawanda has been approved by the NYS Education Department for $3,332,873 that can be used for technology and security upgrades via multiple requests. The 2020 SSIP will tackle the following:
- Upgrade district-wide technology infrastructure
- Improve public address (PA) systems
- Upgrade security systems at the Meadow complex and Intermediate School
- Add perimeter door monitoring
North Tonawanda is continuing to save money for the future through this technology project that will ensure secure and reliable technology for years to come. For more information, you can view the Smart Schools presentation given during the April 1, 2020 Board of Education meeting.