Assemblywoman Solages Secures Nearly $800,000 in Smart School Aid for Sewanhaka Central School District

Funds will go toward enhancing iPad 1:1 program

Elmont, New York New York State Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, along with Senators Todd Kaminsky and Anna Kaplan secured nearly $800,000 in Smart School funding for the Sewanhaka Central High School District as part of the 2014 Smart Schools Bond Act.

“Alongside the Sewanhaka Central High School District, we remain committed to making the necessary investments into our children’s future, which includes ensuring equitable access to state-of-the-art technology,” Assemblywoman Solages stated. “I look forward to expanding on our efforts to enhance the educational opportunities of our students.”

Smart Schools Bond Act funding can be invested by school districts into technology, like computer servers, SmartBoards, tablets, computers, Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband internet. Sewanhaka Central High School District will use the funding to offset the initial costs of phasing in the iPad 1:1 program, which is now in its fourth year. Devices are being used to create a digital educational environment that is focused on personalized learning and creativity.

“We are grateful for the approval of the final installment of our Smart Schools Bond Act funding, which has helped us accelerate and enhance our iPad 1:1 program,” Sewanhaka Superintendent Dr. James Grossane said. “All of the students and faculty have benefited from this funding as we continue our journey to transform teaching and learning in our District.”