Some Joplin School Buses to get Wi-Fi Access

Posted: Jul 1, 2013 7:09 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jul 2, 2013 10:01 AM

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The Joplin School District plans to equip some school buses with a wireless network so students can keep up with their schoolwork on long road trips.

The Joplin Globe reports that the proposal calls for at least six buses to be equipped with a wireless router. Klista Rader, technology director for the district, says the district also will install a content-filtering system to boost security and prevent students from accessing harmful sites.

She says Wi-Fi on buses will be particularly helpful to students who take frequent long bus trips for sporting events.

The district is still seeking bids for the project but expects the buses to be ready early in the fall semester.

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