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UCPS rolls out buses to help students access Wi-Fi during remote learning

Union County Public Schools recognizes that some students have challenges with unreliable Wi-Fi during remote learning. As part of ongoing efforts to make sure students are able to work in a remote environment, UCPS is parking 15 buses in the following Monroe neighborhoods. Students can access the buses Monday – Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Riverside Community
  • Suburban Estates
  • Creekridge
  • Icemorlee Apartments
  • Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
  • Willow Oaks Community
  • Grace Gardens Apartments
  • Mill Tree Apartments
  • Manor Ridge Apartments
  • Union Staton Apartments
  • Flagstone Apartments
  • West Ridge Apartments (Boyte St.)

The Wi-Fi enabled buses create community hotspots where a maximum of 50 students can connect at one time. Students with UCPS-issued Chromebooks have to be within a 40-yard radius to secure a valid signal.

UCPS purchased the equipment to enable the buses with internet access during the 2020-2021 school year.