Alachua County School Buses Become Wi-Fi Hotspots For Students

April 21, 2020
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To support students without internet access, Alachua County Public Schools is launching School Bus WiFi, a program that will send school buses equipped with free ‘hot spots’ into local communities.

Beginning Monday, April 20, School Bus WiFi will be available at about 50 sites throughout Alachua County for three hours every weekday. Students within about 150-200 feet of the bus, either at home or in a vehicle, will be able to access the network school bus wifi.  A password will not be needed, but the district is requesting that people limit the use of the network for distance learning ONLY.

Students and their families are reminded to maintain social distancing when accessing the program. NO supervision will be provided, and children should NOT be left unattended at the sites.

A complete list of sites and a schedule is available here and a amp of these sites is available here.  The district will be monitoring the use of each site, and sites may be changed or added based on need.

If your child needs a device or a paper packet of school work, please contact your school directly.  

SOURCE: SBAC

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