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State approves Smart Schools funding for projects in Lyndonville, Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 February 2020 at 3:28 pm

The state has approved projects for two school districts in Orleans County in the latest round of funding through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

Lyndonville was approved to spend $89,900 for classroom technology while Medina was approved for $339,234 in high-tech security.

The money is available through a $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, which was passed by NY voters in 2014.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced the approval of 133 Smart Schools Investment Plans aimed at improving school security and reimagining teaching and learning for the 21st century. The approved plans, totaling $110.7 million, will help ensure safety, modernize classrooms across New York State, and equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the global economy, Cuomo said.

The funding approved by the state in the latest round of Smarts Schools projects includes $19.0 million for school connectivity, $9,600 for community connectivity, $24.8 million for classroom technology, $3.1 million for Pre-K classrooms, $10.9 million to replace TCUs (Transportable Classroom Units), $51.5 million for high-tech security and $1.4 million for non-public schools.

In Orleans County, the five school districts were approved for about $7 million combined in technology aid as part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. The state breaks that down to $2,238,441 for Albion; $1,311,463 for Holley; $967,959 for Kendall; $733,151 for Lyndonville; and $2,000,222 for Medina.

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