More than $10 million has been approved for payment to 12 school districts in the Lower Hudson Valley under the Smart Schools Bond Act, according to lohud.com.
The plan, an initiative of Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was approved by voters in November 2014, allowed the state to borrow $2 billion for technology investments and classroom expansion, according to lohud.com.
According to lohud.com, the following school districts are set to benefit from the program:
- Ardsley: $511,650.
- Bedford: $620,202.
- Blind Brook-Rye: $195,800.
- Hastings-on-Hudson: $449,874.
- Katonah-Lewisboro: $707,629.
- Lakeland: $3,648,139.
- Mahopac: $186,538.
- Pleasantville: $432,564.
- Rye Neck: $174,995.
- Somers: $712,751.
- White Plains: $1,746,127.
- Yorktown: $700,025.
Under the terms of the plan, the school districts complete projects that fall under categories such as providing laptops, smart boards and other technology devices in the classroom, improving high-tech security, providing better internet and network connection, constructing pre-K classrooms and helping districts get rid of portable classrooms by constructing more permanent space, according to lohud.com, which reported that the districts will then be reimbursed by the state for the projects' costs.
Many of the districts will opt to update dated technology, according to lohud.com, which noted that all 733 school districts in the state are eligible to receive money under the program.