Smart Schools Investment Plan
The SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT OF 2014 was passed in the 2014- 15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This 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 Cambridge Central School Building Committee and Technology Committee have worked over the past 5 years to develop a plan for the construction of new libraries for the elementary school and high school, new high school technology classrooms, and 2 new secure entrances. The vision for this project came from the Cambridge Central School Strategic Plan, building condition surveys, and by the District’s 5 year plan. The current libraries were constructed in the 1950’s and need significant upgrading to meet the demands of 21st Century learning. In May of 2015, the residents within the Cambridge Central School District approved a Capital Project for the construction of the new libraries, technology classrooms, and new secure entrances.
As part of this Capital Project, Cambridge Central School has elected to utilize their Smart Schools Bond to help fund this project in the categories of Classroom Learning Technology and High-Tech Security. The district has filed a letter of intent to utilize these funds with Facilities Planning at the State Education Department. A control number has been issued for this project.