• Smart Schools Investment Plan

    August 2018
    Revised: March 27, 2020

    Steps to the Investment Plan

    1. Technology Committee Meetings: The committee includes administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, community members and students.

    2. The District Educational Technology plan was reviewed and updated from September to October, 2017.

    3. The updated plan is submitted to the Board at the November 3, 2017 meeting of the Board of Education.

    The Budget Categories

    Based upon District considerations and updated needs, the following categories have been identified as priorities for allocated funds through the Smart School Bond Act:

    • Establish Mobile Classroom Capacity
    • Classroom technology to promote rigorous instruction

    Phase One: Establish Mobile Classroom Capacity

    • Increase the number of Chromebooks and carts available for 1:1 Chromebook correspondence for all K-12 students
    • Establish remote learning opportunities
    • Ensure that all staff and students have accessibility for remote learning

    Phase Two: Classroom Technology to Promote Rigorous Instruction

    • Equip All Classrooms with Interactive Panels
      • Promote new technological practices as well as new classroom instructional opportunities
    • Creating Distance Learning Opportunities
      • Equipping 5 of the interactive classroom panels with cameras to promote regional distance learning opportunities for students
    • Equip IP Phone System
      • Update phone system to IP Phone System with security measures

    Estimated Costs

    Phase One Estimated Costs:

    • New Laptops and Docking Stations: $48,274
    • Chromebooks, Charging Carts and replacement parts: $68,910
    • Mobile Hotspot: $1,000
    • Total Cost (Phase One) $118,184

    Phase Two Estimated Costs:

    • Interactive Panels: $95,900
    • Distance Learning Cameras: $350
    • Update phone/security system: $42,672
    • Total Cost (Phase Two): $138,922

    Grand total: $257,106

    Contact Information

    For questions, concerns or feedback, please contact Superintendent Kimberly Ross at kross@greenisland.org.