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BOE adopt Smart School plan

The Central Valley School District Board of Education adopted Smart School Investment Plan for Jarvis Middle School at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

A PDF of the adopted plan is available online or printed copies are available from the district office.

The proposal would spend $1 million for technology upgrades to Jarvis Middle School. All work is funded entirely through New York’s Smart Schools Bond Act—at no additional cost to the local taxpayer.

Technology consultant Archi-Technology worked with the district’s Technology Committee to develop the plan. The group began by looking at the district’s strategic goals. They, then, looked at existing technology and school safety to identify areas needing updating.

This first phase calls for the district to make the following changes in coordination with Jarvis Middle School’s renovation:

  • Upgrade the school’s technology infrastructure, such as improvements to the technology rooms, new computer cabling,
  • Install safety equipment, including video surveillance equipment and improved access control and detection systems, and
  • Install new PA and clock systems.

The $1 million cost is approximately one third of the total $2.95 million available under New York’s Smart Schools Bond Act. The balance will be used to make other district improvements that will be outlined in the next phase of the SSIP.