• Smart Schools Investment Plan – Classroom Technology

    Wheatland-Chili Central School District

    October 2017

     

    The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 (SSBA) was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by New York State voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the state. The following is Wheatland-Chili Central School District’s plan to use a portion of our district allocation in our continuing effort to achieve our school district’s educational mission in support of our values and profile of our graduates.

     

    Proposed Classroom Technology Purchase

     

    Acquire Learning Technology Equipment

    Interactive Board Replacement                                               Total Estimated Cost: $330,000

     

    The District infused SmartBoard technology into classrooms in 2007 (3 devices), 2008 (10 devices), 2009 (41 devices), and 2010 (13 devices).  Three of the boards have been replaced and the remaining 64 devices have reached their end of life and require replacement.  Over the past nine years, teachers have infused this interactive technology into instruction.  We have completed a room-by-room assessment of the need for additional interactive boards and are adding two devices to our inventory, bringing our replacement to 66 interactive boards.  After researching a variety of options with our teachers, technology support staff, and BOCES partners, we have determined that the Recordex interactive boards will meet the needs of the District, at an approximate cost of $330,000 (66 boards @ $5,000).

     

     

    Submit comments to:

     

    Deborah Leh, Ed.D.

    Superintendent

    Wheatland-Chili Central School District

    13 Beckwith Avenue

    Scottsville, NY 14546

    Deborah_leh@wheatland.k12.ny.us

     

     

     

    A complete copy of the Smart Schools Investment Plan for Classroom Technology

    can be found here.