Alachua County Public Schools is starting a new free School Bus Wifi program midst distance learning.
Because some students do not have access to reliable wifi at home or any wifi at all, ACPS has created a free program that will send school buses equipped with ‘hot spots’ into local communities.
“We know so many of our students and their families don’t have internet access either because of the cost or they live in an area that cable and other providers don’t reach,” said Superintendent Karen Clarke in a press release. “This service will allow more of them to do their remote learning online while schools are closed because of COVID-19.”
Starting on Monday, April 20, students will have access to this program at 45 different sites. Students within approximately 150-200 feet of the bus will be able to access the school bus wifi for free, according to ACPS.
To view a complete list of access sites, click here!