Cleveland Hill Smart Schools Investment Plan - Phase 1

  • PLAN OVERVIEW

    In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA). Voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. As a result, the Cleveland Hill Union Free School District was allocated to receive $1,131,729.

    Phase One of the Cleveland Hill Smart Schools Investment Plan is designed to address the area of High Tech Security. Our plan includes the installation of high-tech security features throughout our school district, including but not limited to video surveillance, emergency notification systems, and physical access controls.

    The scope of the work consists of  the development of new secure entrances at the elementary and the middle and high school main entrances, the acquisition and installation of new security/camera systems, badge readers and teller-style windows, and the installation of security window films at the District’s K-12 school building.

    Phase One of the Smart Schools Investment Plan will utilize approximately $720,000 of the amount allocated to the Cleveland Hill Schools by the State of New York. The remaining $411,000 will be used during future phases of the investment plan.

    The first committee meeting was held on November 17, 2016. Numerous meetings were held throughout the months commencing with the March 13, 2017 meeting at which the committee agreed the plan was comprehensive and would address the high tech security areas designated at the initial meetings. The public hearing of the plan was presented on July 19, 2017. No feedback from the public included changes to the plan as it was presented.

    The Board of Education Resolution to approve the proposed project passed unanimously on September 20, 2017.