CLOVIS (KSMX)- Beginning May 6, Clovis Municipal Schools will deploy school buses & district vehicles equipped with WiFi hotspots throughout the community as a measure to provide Internet services to students.
According to a press release, the 40 buses and 5 school vehicles will be strategically parked in areas where Internet access shortfalls have been identified. WiFi service will be available Monday through Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM.
This is the final step in a multi-phase effort by the District to provide Internet services to students. Previously, home Internet services were provided to students through collaboration with Plateau Telecommunications, and signal strengths were boosted at the District’s 17 campuses to allow for Download & Go service.
In order to provide the best possible signal strength for student participation in the District’s online Continuous Learning program, only District issued Chromebooks are able to connect to the WiFi signal. Using their Chromebooks, students can search for a WiFi named “CMS” and when selected, their Chromebook will automatically logon. In keeping with privacy and child protection regulations and laws, content filters are operating on all bus and vehicle hotspots.
Hotspots installed in school buses will remain in place for use in the future as students are transported to and from school, field trips, and events, as well as completion of homework, test preparation, and other academic purposes.
The District has prepared the following map identifying the bus and vehicle WiFi hotspot locations: