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School district expands Wi-Fi bus hours

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 by Tai Moses

In its efforts to ensure that all students have equal access to the internet for remote learning, Austin ISD will continue and expand its use of Wi-Fi-enabled buses as the school year gets off to a start. The buses will be available weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., from Tuesday, Sept. 8, to Oct. 5. The district is also doubling its Wi-Fi bus fleet to 261 buses, according to a news release, which adds, “The buses are ready to roll out on the first day of learning and will be strategically positioned at apartments and neighborhoods where they can make the biggest impact. AISD students will be able to access free Wi-Fi on their school devices.” The first four weeks of school – Sept. 8-Oct. 5 – will be remote. “The community may see school buses in their area, but it’s for Wi-Fi connectivity, not transportation,” the district clarifies. Check out the AISD School Bus Wi-Fi Map to find out the location of buses in your area.



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