The Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by New York State voters in 2014, authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The Berlin Central School District’s allocation is $947,237 and has not been utilized to date.  

Smart Schools funding may be used  for educational technology-related purchases, including

  • Infrastructure to improve high-speed broadband or wireless internet connectivity for schools and communities
  • Learning technology equipment (such as computers, tablets, interactive whiteboards, and 3D printers)


If approved the Smart Schools Bond Act Investment will come at no cost to the district or its tax payers. The district’s preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan has been posted to the BCSD website for review and is open for public comment for the next 30 days. A hard copy is also available in the main offices of BES and BMHS. 

Please take a moment to review this preliminary plan and submit any questions or comments to and be sure to include Smart Schools Bond Act in your subject line.

The district will also have hardcopies of this plan available at the Berlin Middle High School and Berlin Elementary School main offices along with a paper form to submit comments or questions.

We look forward to reviewing your feedback.


Smart Schools Investment Plan

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