Technology is one of the cornerstones of the SMART initiative. The work to improve technology infrastructure and provide new devices in schools is already underway. The goal is to ensure a very successful implementation of technology in the District by building the necessary capacity and then delivering the devices for students and teachers.
SMART Capital Program Report Retrieval
You can select the SMART Technology Summary Report for each school. From the drop-down list on the right, choose your school and click either Summary or Details to view the PDF report.
Charter School Technology Update
On November 4, 2014, Broward County voters approved a General Obligation Bond (GOB) referendum that provides critically needed funding for Broward School District facilities. The Bond Program allocated approximately $80 millions dollars to address technology needs in Broward County Public Schools. Charter schools sponsored by The School Board of Broward County, Florida received a per pupil share of the bond technology funding to support the students and teachers based on the percentage of students as compared with the total student population in the school district that are served in each individual charter school. This opportunity to receive the technology is significant and enables many charter schools to increase digital learning environments in their classrooms.
Charter schools were eligible for the allocation if they met the same standards required of charter schools for other state and federal funding opportunities. Sources cited for eligibility and needs assessment include the state Charter Capital Outlay requirements, the state-required Online Assessment Condition Survey, the state-required Technology Resource Survey, Charter Statute and the newly required Charter School Digital Classroom Plan.
A total of 67 charter schools met the criteria and were eligible to participate in the Charter Bond Technology Opportunity. A pilot rollout program was conducted over the summer with three charter schools participating in the rollout, delivery and set up of the new devices for their students and teachers. The response has been exceptional. The rollout of the charter school technology opportunity continued with the online ordering system for the remaining eligible charter schools from September 1-30, 2015. All charter schools have placed their orders and are in the process of receiving their technology at their schools.