Channahon schools are looking for a few good businesses and agencies to help their students learn and grow. Channahon School District 17 is beginning a Community Wi-Fi Partnership designed to allow students to access the internet easily and free around the community, with no purchase required.
Grocery stores, dentist offices, gyms, anywhere students might go, even just with their parents on an errand, count.
The initiative is beginning this summer because, with the start of the upcoming school year, each fifth- through eighth-grade student in the district will be issued their own Chromebook. The plan is that the students will be able to use these computers not only at school, but also at home and everywhere in between. If, that is, there are internet hot spots around.
The district’s Director of 21st Century Learning, Jeremy McBrayer, is looking for businesses to sign onto the partnership.
All a business has to do, he said, is agree to allow students easy access to the business’s Wi-Fi free of charge whenever they want during the business’s normal hours of operation, with no strings attached.
A sticker on a door or window will let customers know the business is a…
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