The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network has awarded $157,000 in e-learning funds to Community Schools of Frankfort. WHIN says the grant will substantially increase the district’s WiFi capabilities and will help equip its school buses with hotspots.
WHIN says overall, the funding will increase the WiFi coverage around each of the district’s school buildings. Hotspots will also be added to outdoor learning areas, allowing students the opportunity to connect to the internet in a school parking lot or elsewhere on school property.
“WHIN regards this program as helping schools connect students to everywhere-learning,” said Pat Corey, vice president of engagement for WHIN.
The organization says adding hotspots to the district’s bus fleet will offer students the ability to work on assignments while being transported to and from school, athletic events, or other activities. Fifty mobile hotspots will also be purchased to allocate to students who need to connect at home due to quarantine protocols or other e-learning situations.