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Huntsville City Schools adds WiFi buses

This is in addition to extending the WiFi around the perimeters of the schools.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Starting Monday, April 6, Huntsville City Schools, along with the Apple Bus Company, will be deploying WiFi equipped buses across the city to provide students with internet access while schools are closed. 

The buses will give students the ability to access online learning platforms, upload and download assignments and more as the district begins its Blended Learning Plan. 

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Students will be able to access the WiFi using password information posted on bus windows. Because of COVID-19, those accessing WiFi will not be allowed to enter school buses.

School buses will be located at the following locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays: 

  • Lincoln Park: Bus will be parked off Webster Drive on the west side of Washington Street. Parents can park their vehicles on Webster Drive.
  • Searcy Homes: Bus will be parked at the Albert Farrar Sr. Center (Boy Scout building) located at 426 Dallas Ave. Parking is limited. 
  • Stone Manor: Bus will be parked in a small parking lot on Benaroya Lane in front of the apartment complex. There is limited parking in the small parking lot on Benaroya Lane.
  • Cotton Row: Bus will be parked on Marathon Drive at the intersection with Cotton Row. Parking is limited. 
  • Seminole Boys & Girls Club located at 125 Earl St.: Bus will be parked on the north side of the building. Parents can park off the street in the available parking spaces.
  • Cavalry Hills Boys & Girls Club located at 2901 Fairbanks St.: Bus will be parked in the parking lot off Fairbanks Street. 
  • Richard Showers Center located at 4600 Blue Springs Road: Bus will be parked in the large parking lot located on the south side of the building.

HCS will also provide students WiFi access within 300 yards of every school campus thanks to two organizations in the community. 

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