Beginning this year, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District will introduce Wi-Fi connectivity to its school buses. The Wi-Fi implementation was supported by a federal grant, called the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which is a federal grant that assists schools and libraries to provide the tools and services their communities need for closing the homework gap for students. The FFCS administrative team was required to submit a detail-oriented application to be selected for the federal funding.
As more classwork goes digital, and more opportunities are brought to our students through online resources, this Wi-Fi rollout will allow day-to-day students, student-athletes and FFCS students participating in extracurricular activities to take advantage of time on buses that otherwise would not be an option. This is the first-ever introduction of the program in the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery (HFM) region and will provide students with easy access to their schoolwork curriculum. This service is provided at no cost to our district stakeholders, while enabling FFCS students to gain accessibility to their online classroom materials.
“As a district, we continue to work to engage and provide educational opportunities inside and out of our classrooms,” said Superintendent of Schools Mr. Ciaccio. “We worked to draft an application to obtain access to this federal funding without placing a burden on our district taxpayers. We are excited for our students to access their schoolwork in new and exciting ways, while allowing the district to eliminate obstacles for children to learn.”