State approves $1.34 million from Smart Schools Bond Act for B-P

New York state has approved Broadalbin-Perth’s proposal to spend $1,344,368 on classroom technology and technology infrastructure under the Smart Schools Bond Act.

The $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act was approved by New York state voters in November 2014. Through the initiative, school districts can submit proposals to a state commission for funding up to each district’s allocated limit for educational technology and infrastructure. Broadalbin-Perth’s allocation is $1,385,510.

Broadalbin-Perth’s approved proposal includes:

  • $254,400 to improve connectivity by replacing WiFi access points throughout the district;
  • $689,920 to add interactive LED presentation devices to every classroom; and
  • $400,048 to enhance security by installing integrated clock, public address (PA) and security notification systems at both campuses.

Much of the work to install the new technology will be completed during Phase 3 capital project construction, which is set to begin this spring.