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Businesses offer WiFi ‘pit stops’

One of the concerns of parents, teachers and school officials about students learning online rather than in the classroom because of the coronavirus crisis is that some students don’t have access to WiFi in their homes.

For that reason, more than 20 businesses and churches have committed to offering students WiFi “pit stops” where they can sit in their parents’ cars and use the internet to receive their lessons and complete their assignments.

Five of the district’s schools also have external WiFi access points that will broadcast into their parking lots.

Superintendent Paul Christy, during his Re-entry Task Force report to the school board on Aug. 17, commended the community partners who are providing the free internet access.

The WiFi pit stops include:

— First Christian Church

— Rowland Arts Center for Teens

— Kentucky Bank locations

— Williams Agency

— Emmanuel Episcopal Church

— Winchester First Church of God

— New Vista

— Walmart Supercenter

— The Greater Clark Foundation

— Stuff Recycling

— Creative Coffees Roastery

— Bluegrass Community and Technical College

— Clark County Public Library

— Central Baptist Church

— Shearer Elementary School

— First Baptist Church

— Conkwright Elementary School

— Robert D. Campbell Junior High School

— Strode Station Elementary School

— George Rogers Clark High School

— Old Trapp School

— Fox’s General Store in Trapp

About Randy Patrick

Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes The Jessamine Journal. He may be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at randy.patrick@bluegrassnewsmedia.com.

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