District Receives $277,051 Smart Schools Grant
The Irvington School District received a $277,051 grant from the State of New York as part of the State’s Smart Schools Bond Act. Intended to improve educational technology and infrastructure in order to enhance learning and opportunities for students, the grants require districts to submit an Investment Plan based on guidance from the New York State Education Department indicating how the funds will be spent. Irvington’s preliminary plan is to use the grant to install wi-fi in both Dows Lane and Main Street Schools, as well as purchase devices such as interactive whiteboards, computer servers, and desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. A public hearing on this plan will be held at the September 29th School Board meeting.
District Hires New Transportation Company
The Irvington School District announced the hiring of Montauk Student Transport (MST) to serve the District’s transportation needs in the coming year. MST has already been working closely with the District’s previous transportation company, the Ardsley Transportation Department, to ensure that bus routes are as efficient as possible. In addition, many familiar bus drivers will remain behind the wheel during and after the transition.
The District welcomes concerns or questions during the first days of school, and asks residents to contact Ardsley Transportation at (914) 295-5559 or to email either Vic Granuzzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe Urbanowitz at email@example.com with their comments.