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Ready to Roll – Remotely

Buses provide Wi-Fi across county, state

Fifteen buses from Mon Schools are  parked in  locations across the county, bringing Wi-Fi to students where service is typically spotty.

In addition to  the state-driven Kid’s Connect initiative, which has worked to turn 1,000 sites across West Virginia into mobile Wi-Fi spots,  Mon County Schools launched its own effort.

Chris Urban, the district’s technology director  ordered Wi-Fi units over the summer for installation in county buses, given the district’s original back-to-school plan (since overruled by Gov. Jim Justice) to go back to school totally remote for the first nine weeks.

Mon is  showing red on the map the state Department of Health and Human Resources uses to chart the presence of the virus in all 55 counties. 

If you’re red, or the slightly lesser orange, your school district goes to remote learning, until the diagnosed numbers go back down.

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