The Calcasieu Parish School Board deployed 12 “CPSB Smart Buses” on Monday to provide free, filtered wifi to students for educational purposes. The buses will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., parked at schools and marked with a “Smart Bus” banner.
In order to adhere to social distancing protocols, visitors are to remain inside their parked vehicle while using the network “Kajeet Smart Bus.” The password is “smartbus.”
“All you need to do to have access is to park 150 feet from the bus and you should be able to pick up the signal. No one will be able to go in the buses,” Kim LeBlanc, CPSB chief technology officer, said.
Content will be filtered just like it is in the school system, she said, so Netflix and Facebook will be inaccessible. Blackboard sites, LearnZillion and the district’s curated collection of digital resources will be available.
The Smart Buses will be parked in the following locations:
Barbe Elementary School
Bell City High School
Combre-Fondel Elementary School
DeQuincy Middle School
Gillis Elementary School
LaGrange High School
LeBleu Settlement Elementary School
Starks High School
Vincent Settlement Elementary School
Vinton Elementary School
Washington-Marion High School
Western Heights Elementary School