ALBANY – Five school districts in Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties will receive state funds to close the “digital divide.” The funds come from the Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by voters in 2014. A total of $2 billion has been earmarked to finance educational technology and infrastructure, providing students access to the latest technology and connectivity needed to succeed and compete in the 21st century economy.
The Clarkstown Central School District will receive $2.8 million – $849,000 for school connectivity and $1.14 million for classroom technology.
The Mahopac Central School District will receive $673,000 – $486,500 for school connectivity and over $186,500 for classroom technology.
The Mamaroneck Union Free School District will receive $537,000 – with the full amount for school connectivity.
The New Rochelle City School District will receive $3.4 million – $1.6 million for school connectivity, $1.4 million for classroom technology and $400,000 for high-tech security.
The Ramapo Central School District in Suffern will receive $1 million – $621,000 for school connectivity and $250,500 for high-tech security.