Smart Schools Bond Act Completing the Smart Schools

Smart Schools Bond Act Completing the Smart Schools

Smart Schools Bond Act Completing the Smart Schools Investment Plan http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 1 Smart Schools Bond Act Completing the Smart Schools Investment Plan The Smart Schools Investment Plan, or SSIP, Application is available through the SED Business Portal, similar to your recently submitted Educational Technology Plan. If You Do Not See Smart Schools Bond Act Investment Plan Application under My Applications you will need to have your

School Superintendent provide access. Once you have been entitled, the application will show up here. When you click on it, you will enter the form. Please check the Smart Schools Bond Act website often for updated information and guidance. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 2 Click on Smart Schools Bond Act View

Surveys http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 3 The Inbox is where you see the status of your individual or multiple projects. After reading the Welcome Message, click on the View button to enter the application. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 4

The SSIP Overview Section - 1 The first page of the Overview asks for basic contact information. All of the Overview questions, except those relating to possible consortia, must be answered or you will not be able to submit. Do not submit the Overview until you have completed all of the project areas. Note on the left that you can navigate directly between all of the project pages, as needed. Only make entries or save the category sections you are budgeting for in this submission. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 5 The SSIP Overview Section - 2 The SSIP Overview requires you to certify that your district has an SED-approved District Educational Technology Plan, that there has been a planning process that includes all stakeholders, including non-public schools, and that specific public notification steps

have been completed, including the required 30-day comment period. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 6 The SSIP Overview Section - 3 You must also upload the Smart Schools Bond Act Plan documents that you presented to your school board and/or public as part of your process. These can be a PowerPoint presentation or Word document(s). Multiple files can be uploaded at once. You must also provide an estimate of the number of students and staff who will benefit, understanding that this will be a rough estimate. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 7 The SSIP Overview Section - 4

The Smart Schools Bond Act allows for establishing a consortium to combine resources to best leverage the districts funds to increase their technological capacity to provide improved learning and opportunity for students. This section of the SSIP collects the relevant data and upload a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)setting out each districts responsibilities. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 8 The SSIP Overview Section - 5 Finally, the SSIP Overview requires a Summary Budget of all of the sub-allocations included in this submission. You must include a number under each Budget Category to enable the automatic Totals function at the bottom. Please enter a zero for any Category you are not including in this plan submission. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/

9 School Connectivity Projects - 1 We will go through this first project category page-by-page to demonstrate the process. The others will be similar. These projects should develop long-term capacity to deliver high quality educational tools to the classroom utilizing the Internet. The first two questions ask for your overall plan and coherence with your recently submitted and approved District Instructional Technology Plan. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 10

School Connectivity Projects - 2 This section addresses the requirement that Smart Schools Bond Act projects increase the speed and capacity of your technology infrastructure. There will be a waiver process for districts with practical conditions that restrict their ability to meet the Federal speed standard. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 11 School Connectivity Projects - 3 The SED Office of Facilities Planning must review capital projects in school buildings , decide whether they are eligible for streamlined or full review, and issue a project number. Projects eligible for expedited review will generally not involve construction and will only need preliminary approval, with a licensed architect or engineer reviewing the plans for code compliance. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/

12 School Connectivity Projects - 4 The budget sub-allocations for each project category must total the same as shown in the SSIP Overview budget. Specific allowable and non-allowable expenditures under each line item are detailed in the guidance on the SSBA website. Once you have completed the budget, click Next. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 13 Specific Questions or Certifications for Other Project Types Community Connectivity Projects Physical location(s) of installations

Office of Facilities review not required Classroom Learning Technology Projects Specific educational benefits Public (Municipality) ownership Approved Educational Technology Plan Compatibility of devices with platform Other project partners Specific instructional goals Meeting identified student needs

Pre-kindergarten Projects Communication with stakeholders Regional partnerships Three-year projection of space needs Specific space physical requirements Sources of operational funds to support new space Office of Facilities review and project # Professional development plan Consultation with teacher prep programs Non-public school loan requirements Long-term maintenance and inventory plan

Note: No streamlined review available Other project partners The actual survey question format is identical to that described under the previous School Connectivity slides. Remember each project category budget sub-allocations must total the same as shown in the SSIP Overview budget. Specific allowable and nonallowable expenditures under each project area and line item are detailed in the guidance on the SSBA website. *Only make entries or save the category sections you are budgeting for in this submission. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 14 Specific Questions or Certifications for Other Project Types High-Tech Security Projects Physical location(s) of installations Office of Facilities review and project #

Streamlined review available List licensed architect or engineer Transportable Classrooms Projects Physical location(s) of installations # of classrooms and square footage Office of Facilities review and project # Note: No streamlined review available Other project funding sources/amounts The actual survey question format is identical to that described under the previous School Connectivity slides. Remember each project category budget sub-allocations must total the same as shown in the SSIP Overview budget. Specific allowable and nonallowable expenditures under each project area and line item are detailed in the guidance on the SSBA website. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 15

Smart Schools Bond Act Submitting the Smart Schools Investment Plan Once you have completed the SSIP Overview and all of the category sub-allocation pages, your Superintendent will submit the Plan under their own Portal account. They should click on the Save & Submit button at the bottom of any page of the application. This will submit the entire SSIP. On the Superintendents Certification page, they will attest to the accuracy of the information being submitted and that all of the SSBA Assurances have been met. Click on the Submit button. The Superintendent will receive an e-mail confirmation of the submission receipt.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 16 Smart Schools Bond Act Submitting the Smart Schools Investment Plan Next Steps SED Program Offices will review specific categories for accuracy and that program goals are addressed and aligned with other plans. After these reviews are complete, the SSIP will be forwarded for review and approval by the Smart Schools Bond Act Review Board. The Superintendent will receive a final approval e-mail. The District will then commence work on the project and submit for reimbursement.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 17 Smart Schools Bond Act Completing the Smart Schools Investment Plan QUESTIONS? Smart Schools Bond Act Website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ Smart Schools Bond Act Email Box: [email protected] SED Office of Educational Management Services (518) 474-6541

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/mgtserv/smart_schools/ 18 The Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) District Process District District Consults Consults w/Stakeholders w/Stakeholders and and Prepares Preliminary Prepares Preliminary Plan

Plan [START] Preliminary Plan Board Approval District Submits Final Plan District Posts Preliminary Plan 30 Days Final Plan Board Approval

District Prepares Final Plan Public Notice and Hearing

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