Smart Schools Bond Act: Yes or No?
On November 4, voters will have an opportunity to vote for or against the Smart Schools Bond Act which would authorize $2 billion in bonds for schools, which taxpayers would pay for over an 8 to 30 year period. If the Act is approved, public schools would be able to use the funds for four purposes: pre-k classrooms; additional classrooms for over-crowded schools; school security measures; and technology upgrades.
Religious and independent schools could benefit from technology upgrades if their local public school district uses its bond funds for technology upgrades. We will continue to work with Governor Cuomo and lawmakers to seek to ensure an equitable benefit for all schools. Proponents argue that all schools desperately need the assistance while opponents argue it’s too expensive to borrow funds to buy technology with a limited life expectancy.
That’s why we have voting booths.