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.
Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
Willow Oaks Community
Grace Gardens Apartments
Mill Tree Apartments
Manor Ridge Apartments
Union Staton 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.