Wi-Fi Signal Expansion
Districtwide

 

      Farmington Area Public Schools has been awarded a grant from the Farmington Area Education Foundation (FAEF) for $8000 to help enhance outdoor learning spaces in the district by expanding the Wi-Fi signal. Each year Farmington Area Public Schools educators apply for grants from the FAEF, which works to support and enhance innovative educational opportunities by fostering community involvement and financial support for students in ISD 192. This year, due to the unusual situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAEF reached out to Superintendent Jason Berg and district administrators to find an appropriate use for grant funds and together they settled on the Wi-Fi project.    

     School administrators worked with technology staff to identify outdoor learning areas where expanded Wi-Fi would be most beneficial. The total project will cost more than the $8000 grant, so ISD 192 will seek reimbursement from the federal E-rate program to help make up the difference. Due to this, the work cannot begin until July, but it will be completed before the start of the 2021-2022 school year.      

     Learners in ISD 192 regularly engage in many outdoor learning activities - everything from storytime to science observations to snowshoeing. They use their iPads to take pictures, record data, do research and more while learning outdoors.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Akin Road Elementary School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Boeckmann Middle School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion (seasonal coverage when stadium has power).
Blue and red show two options for outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Dodge Middle School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue area shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Farmington Elementary School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue area shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Farmington High School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue area shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Meadowview Elementary School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue, red, and yellow show three options for outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Northtrail Elementary School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue area shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.

Wi-Fi Area Coverage at Riverview Elementary School

White shows outdoor coverage before expansion.
Blue area shows outdoor coverage after the new Wi-Fi Signal Expansion.