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Governor approves $85 million for school technology upgrades statewide

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced $85 million for school technology upgrades.

96 Smart School Investment plans were approved, aimed at improving school security and revamping education techniques, according to Gov. Cuomo’s office.

The approved plans are part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act.

“The Smart Schools Bond Act is enhancing school safety and modernizing outdated classrooms in every corner of New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding expands opportunity and provides students with the skills and technology they need to succeed in the 21st century economy.”

The plans approved were submitted by 90 school districts and three special education schools. Projects include $26.3 million for high-tech security projects, $25.6 million for school connectivity projects, $18.5 million for classroom technology purchases, $9.9 million for pre-kindergarten classrooms and $4.2 million for the removal of transportable classroom units (TCUs), Gov. Cuomo’s office said.

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