The Clark County School District (CCSD) began testing a system for Wi-Fi access at various locations throughout the Las Vegas valley on Friday, via school buses that will be parked at different locations along designated routes.
CCSD Transportation has established 13 bus routes that will operate daily allowing students access to Wi-Fi at designated times. Each bus route will include four stops daily to provide more than an hour of Wi-Fi access to CCSD students at each location. The routes will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
Students will be able to access the Wi-Fi signal up to 400 feet from the bus. CCSD will encourage social distancing practices as adherence to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines will be critical to the success of the program. Each bus will also be equipped with signs encouraging students and parents to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and encouraging people to wear masks in public. Those who have Wi-Fi access in their homes are being asked to stay in their homes and utilize their own connectivity to further assist with social distancing.
For internet access, students will need to get the network name and password from the signs posted on or near the bus.
CCSD has already distributed more than 60,000 Chromebooks to students during the school closures in an effort to offer equitable access to distance learning opportunities to every child. Students in need of a computer to access student learning extensions and other educational opportunities should contact their school to request a device.
Students in need of technical assistance at the mobile Wi-Fi locations can contact the District Technology helpline at (702) 249-1825.
Maps and a list of the Wi-Fi bus stop locations and times is available by clicking here.
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