FAQs--Smart School Bond Act (SSBA)

Question: Does a district have to submit an instructional technology plan survey to receive Smart Schools Bond funds?

Answer: Yes. According to the SSBA Guidance: “Districts that include educational technology purchases as part of their Smart Schools Investment Plan must have a submitted and approved Instructional Technology Plan survey on file with the  New  York  State  Education  Department , and  their  Smart  Schools  Investment  Plan  must  be consistent with their instructional technology plan.” Smart Schools Bond Act Implementation Guidance , p. 6.

Please see Approved Plan Survey , questions 1-2 for what constitutes an approved survey. Plans approved in 2016 will remain in approved status until the deadline for 2018 submission.