$2 billion school bond act goes in front of N.Y. voters in November

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Voters this November will decide whether the state should borrow up to $2 billion to help fund new technology in school classrooms and upgrade school buildings themselves.

"Let's invest in the future. Let's reimagine our classrooms for the next generation," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, back in January at his State of the State address. "Let's have the smartest classrooms in the nation because our children deserve nothing less than the best.

For schools, approval of the $2 billion bond act could mean extra money to purchase state-of-the-art computing equipment as well as much-needed classroom additions to buildings.

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