Schools in New York will be receiving more than $31 million in funding to strengthen connectivity, security and emergency notification systems, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced.

Some teachers in Kanawha County will be getting an upgrade in their classrooms after the Kanawha County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Board members approved the purchase of MacBooks, iPads, and other Apple accessories. The purchase will be paid for through grant funding with a price tag of more than $400,000.

The New York City Council will announce a $3 million investment in arts instruction Thursday, but schools only have the next few months to use it — setting the stage for another budget battle this year.

The education initiative was included in the city budget last June, but took most of the school year to establish. Still, advocates are hopeful the nascent program won’t be left to expire as it gets off the ground and will push for its expansion.

The money is coming from a $2 billion bond act approved by voters meant to boost school technology and infrastructure.

The money includes $16.6 million for improving security, $7.2 million for classroom technology and more than $7 million for school connectivity at both public and non-public schools.

The plans approved today will enhance school security to keep children safe, while providing the technology and enhanced tools of a modern, connected classroom.