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COVID-19: Parking lot Wi-Fi helps reach students without internet service

Marion County Public Schools has turned to parking lot Wi-Fi to help students without internet service connect with their teachers. 

So far North Marion Middle and High and Vanguard High are set up, and seven more schools are in the queue. Students or parents park outside the school, log in and use the free Wi-Fi to download class materials.

The School Board has also approved a $35,000 contract for mobile Wi-Fi at designated spots around the county. 

The schools have already handed out more than 10,000 Chromebooks.

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