Holley school district planning $650K in tech upgrades with state funding

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2021 at 11:46 am

HOLLEY – The school district is proposing $650,000 in technology improvements to be paid for from the Smart Schools Bond Act.

Holley was approved for $1,311,463 through the Bond Act and spent $497,104 in 2019 for 33 flat panels or interactive whiteboards, 200 laptops for students, 20 laptops for teachers, five carts and new security software and cameras.

That left Holley with $814,359 remaining in funds through the Bond Act. Holley will have a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the Holley Elementary School Café to discuss the next phase of its technology improvements.

Holley plans to submit three applications to the state to access its Bond Act funding. Those applications include:

  • $400,000 to replace ethernet cables that are 10 to 12 years old; ensuring all classrooms have at least 5 drops for flat panels, teacher computers, action tech devices, voice over IP and wireless access points. In addition, the offices, auditorium and computer labs will be replaced.
  • $120,000 to purchase 33 flat panels and interactive whiteboards
  • $130,000 to purchase 33 flat panels or interactive whiteboards $164,359 remaining in its Bond Act funds.

For more information on the district’s proposal, click here.