The Poughkeepsie City School District is gaining funds to upgrade technology.

On Thursday, the New York State Education Department approved a portion of the district’s $5.7 million Smart Bond plan, giving Poughkeepsie access to $1.7 million to purchase instructional technology equipment, according to a release from the district.

Poughkeepsie is among 148 school districts in the state that were approved for funding for upgrades as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Smart Schools Bond Act. The investment plan’s objectives are to improve classroom technology, school security and school connectivity.

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