Students and Parents,
The BOE is getting numerous phone calls about internet access. Please remember that we have information on the parent page of the BOE website at www.bibbed.org. The exact page is located at https://www.bibbed.org/apps/pages/technologyupdate.
The state launched the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) initiative over the summer and sent out vouchers for all Free/Reduced students in the state starting in August. We are being told this program ended on December 4, 2020. There are still other options available.
Below is what is currently posted on the website.
*We will have wireless access in every school parking lot. This will be accessible to all students and faculty 7 days/week until 11:00 PM nightly.
*We have WiFi on 21 school buses. Students on these routes will have access both to and from school. We will have the ability to park these in more rural areas when needed. We will send out additional information about additional locations for WiFi as it gets scheduled.
*Several vendors offer discounted home internet service. Such as T-Mobile Project 10Million and AT&T Access.
*Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students. We are being told that this offer expired on Friday, December 4, 2020. Parents are being told to check back in January for additional information.