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Internet available outside of schools

In an effort to give students access to the internet, which they may not have at home, the Grand Coulee Dam School District has expanded Wi-Fi signals to access the internet outside of Lake Roosevelt Schools and at the former middle school.

A student can sit in a vehicle and access the internet if needed to do work for the new “distance learning” method of education that schools are using during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Superintendent Paul Turner told the school board during a Zoom meeting April 26 that expanding internet signals outside the buildings won’t give internet access to everybody, but it will give it to some.

Turner also said he is working with the Colville Tribes in an effort to expand access to remote areas on the reservation, something he described as “a big hurdle.”


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