Smart Schools Investment Plan

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In 2014, Governor Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act – an initiative that would finance educational technology and infrastructure, providing students access to the latest technology and connectivity needed to succeed and compete in the global economy. New Yorker’s agreed and voted in the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) in November 2014.

The Smart Schools Commission released a final report in Fall 2014 outlining how school districts could invest the money allocated to each district. Two of the approved areas that the Clyde-Savannah CSD will be using this funding for, as determined by the Smart Schools Community Planning Committee, are additional Pre-K classroom space and High Tech Security.

This revised plan reflects adjustments that were made to the high tech security aspects of the Smart Schools Investment Plan. Because the District is working with BOCES/Edutech for server upgrades, the need to include replacements for the servers was not necessary. Therefore the committee decided that the funds would be used to increase the number of surveillance cameras in the district.

 

Pre-K Classrooms

The Clyde-Savannah Central School District currently provides two full day Pre-K classes for 32 students located in the Elementary School.  The existing classrooms do not meet the minimum size standards set by SED for a Pre-K program.   The district does not anticipate any significant changes in enrollment over the next three years.

The Clyde-Savannah CSD Plan is to construct 2 new Pre-K Classrooms as an addition to the district owned Clyde Elementary School.  These classrooms will meet the minimum SED Class size requirement of 900 square feet.  This move would greatly improve the educational environment for the Pre-K student, age appropriate toilet rooms and adequate storage space for student clothing without impacting the instructional space.  In addition, this classroom will allow multiple learning stations to operate simultaneously keeping all student actively involved in the learning process.  The estimated cost for construction of this classroom is $980,215.

Clyde Savannah Central Schools currently operates two Pre-K classes.  The construction of this space will allow the transfer of one program to this appropriate space.  The District plans to use the current instructional materials, supplies and furnishings to equip this new classroom.  Additional funds are not anticipated for this relocation.

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K Classrooms

Sub-Allocation

Construct Pre-K Classrooms

Enhance/Modernize Educational Facilities

Other Costs

Totals

984,913

 

The Clyde Savannah Central School District plans to install access control devices on the exterior doors of the Elementary school building and the exterior doors of Junior/Senior High school building.  This will improve building security by restricting unauthorized access and managing those people who are actually admitted to the building to their destination.

High Tech Security Enhancements

The District plans to install additional and upgrade existing video security cameras to observe and record unauthorized behavior both during and after regular school hours.

Finally, the District proposes improving the security of the Main entrances at both buildings and individual class rooms by applying Window Safety Film to those doors

 

High-Tech Security Features

Sub-Allocation

Capital-Intensive Security Project (Standard Review)

Electronic Security System

Entry Control System

Approved Door Hardening Project

Other Costs

Totals

196,143



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