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  • Industry Market: Education, K-12.  Helping NYS School Districts Meet SED Technology & Funding Requirements.
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Get Ready For The NYS Smart School Bond Act

Passage of the Smart Schools Bond Act on Nov. 4, 2014 provides New York State school districts with $2 billion for modernization of their technology infrastructures, and the planning of new technology-based systems and devices.

Position your school district to reap the maximum benefits of the Bond Act with Archi-Technology, an objective, experienced technology-consulting firm with a proven 17-year track record in the education market.

Get An Objective Baseline With A Technology BCS

Effective planning begins with a comprehensive survey and inventory of your district's current technology infrastructure in and between buildings. This survey establishes a baseline for current infrastructure assets. Technology infrastructure in each building is unique, so every facility needs to be assessed.

Working as part of your Building Conditions Survey (BCS) process and reporting directly to your school district, Archi-Technology can develop an objective, informed Technology Building Conditions Survey (TBCS) for one or all of the facilities in your district.

With a staff of (5) RCDDs and more than 20 years experience working on education projects, our TBCS services are available for as little as 1ยข/sq.ft. and qualify for NYS Aid.

Spend Wisely With Smart School Investment Plan Consulting

"Districts are required to submit a "Smart Schools Investment Plan" to the Smart Schools Review Board which is comprised of the education commissioner, the state budget director, and the chancellor of the State University of New York. The plan will describe how the district will use the Smart Schools Bond Act funds. In developing such investment plans, school districts are required to consult with parents, teachers, students, community members and other stakeholders. The district may not receive a Smart Schools Grant until the review board approves their plan."

Archi-Technology can help your school district develop an objective, cost-effective, realistic Smart School Investment Plan that meets the needs of your district and the limits of the Act. Because we don't sell equipment or software, you can be sure that the recommendations we make are based on your district's needs and our expertise.

We can also help your district develop, document and implement technology standards as part of the Smart Schools Investment Plan or after your Plan is approved.

For more information about how we can help meet your district's specific needs, please call 585-424-1952.

Reduce Expenses, Capture Knowledge With Documentation Services

Learn about our Electronic Facility Records (EFR) documentation services that every district can use to more efficiently manage its facilities.

Visit Us at NYSCATE's Fall Conference Nov. 21 โ€“ 23

If you'll be attending the NYSCATE 2014 Fall Conference from Nov. 21 โ€“ 23 in our hometown of Rochester, NY, please visit us at booth #103. Please send an email or call 585-424-1952 if you'd like to schedule an appointment during the Conference.

View Archi-Technology Smart Schools data sheet PDF.

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Technology Services For NYS School Districts

Introducing New K-12 Technology Building Conditions Surveys. Now NYS school districts can objectively asses their current technology infrastructure and related systems as part of the every 5-year Building Conditions Survey. Learn more about this new service that qualifies for State aid funding.

Technology BCS
  • Learn the condition of existing technology infrastructure
  • Document existing conditions
  • Qualifies for NYS Aid
Technology Planning
Develop a Smart Schools Investment Plan:
  • Define technology project audiences, goals and needs
  • Estimate project cost
  • Define project scope
Technology Standards
  • Develop
  • Document
Electronic Facilities Records (EFR) Documentation Services
  • Outside Cable Plant site survey and plan-based documentation
  • T-series Technology drawings of existing infrastructure
  • Specific technology systems such as Security, Fire Alarm and AV
  • Delivered via secure cloud-based software
  • Available 24/7 via any smart device with Internet access
Technology Consultants for the 4th Utility

Electronic Facility Records Electronic Facility Records was developed by Archi-Technology to improve productivity and add value throughout the life of a building. Learn more