OU Backs NYS Schools Bond Act to Get $32M For Yeshivas

by Boruch Shubert

October 26, 2014

The voters of New York State will have the opportunity to vote on the Smart Schools Bond Act next Tuesday, Election Day. If the measure is passed, Jewish day schools and yeshivas would potentially receive up to $32 million – out of $2 billion of state allocations.

Proposal 3, as it is also known, would authorize New York State to borrow up to $2 billion for the implementation of school technology, including interactive whiteboards, computers and tablets, high-speed broadband or wireless connectivity, and similar features. School districts could also utilize the money to provide high-tech security for school buildings and campuses, and/or for constructing and modernizing pre-kindergarten facilities.

As Arutz Sheva notes, such a new devlopment could result in the addition of about $250 per student for the more than 100,000 yeshiva and Jewish day school students in NewYork State.

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