NY schools to receive $111M for learning technology, security upgrades

Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 3:48 PM EST
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Hundreds of New York schools, including districts in our region, are receiving more than $111 million for learning technology and security upgrades.

It's part of the state's $2 billion education technology initiative, the Smart Schools Bond Act. Officials say 133 Smart Schools Investment Plans were approved for 111 school districts and eight special education schools. They include more than $50 million for high-tech security, about $44 million for school connectivity and classroom technology, $11 million for removal of older tech, and another $4.5 million to expand tech in kindergartens and non-public schools.