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Eastchester Schools Receive Nearly $500,000 Through Smart Schools Bond Act

There will be a special meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Eastchester High School library regarding funds through the Smart Schools Bond Act.
There will be a special meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Eastchester High School library regarding funds through the Smart Schools Bond Act. Photo Credit: File

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - Eastchester school officials will host a special public hearing later this month as they seek to provide information about the district’s preliminary plans for allocating nearly $500,000 in funds that they will receive through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

Eastchester has been awarded $477,302 in bonds through the act, which was passed in the 2014-15 state budget and approved by voters that year. The act authorizes the issuance of $2 billion in bonds, through the state, to finance technology and infrastructure improvements in schools throughout New York.

Superintendent Walter Moran said that the bulk of the funding will be used for infrastructure improvements district-wide.

“The funds allocated to Eastchester are proposed to be used for upgrading the network infrastructure,” he said.”Providing a robust, wireless learning environment for students and staff throughout the school district.”

The public hearing will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the high school library. Any questions or comments regarding the preliminary proposal can be sent to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Ron Hattar at rhattar@Eastchester.k12.ny.us.

“The preliminary plan has been guided by the district’s comprehensive technology plan, input from the district’s technology committee and by the state Education Department’s approved 2015-18 District Instructional Technology Plan Survey,” he noted.

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