The Liberty Central School District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan was produced in accordance with the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by voters in November 2014. The $2 billion bond act provides school districts with funding for new educational technology and infrastructure improvements to enhance learning opportunities for all students across the state.
To receive funding, the district was required to:
- Draft a Smart Schools Improvement Plan linked to a long-range educational technology plan;
- Involve the community in its planning; and
- Have the Smart Schools plan approved by the New York State Education Department as part of a detailed review process.
School districts can also choose to use Smart Schools funding to install high-tech security upgrades, to expand pre-kindergarten programs by building additional classroom space or to replace temporary classrooms with permanent instructional space.
The district’s Smart Schools funding is capped at $2,002,780.