MPSD partakes in mobile wifi (MiFi) pilot program

MPSD partakes in mobile wifi (MiFi) pilot program
Posted on 09/27/2018
MiFiThe Manitowoc Public School District (MPSD) remains committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for all. It is through this commitment that the MPSD is excited to offer mobile wifi (MiFi) devices to the students in a number of schools within the district as part of a pilot program. Through this pilot program, MiFi devices will now be available for Washington Junior High School, Wilson Junior High School, and Lincoln High School students to check out from their school library as a way to provide internet access away from school.

A MiFi is a mobile wireless hotspot generator that provides internet access across a cellular signal. MPSD has entered into a partnership with a local cellular carrier to provide MiFi units
to be checked out to students through the IMC at Washington and Wilson Junior High Schools and Lincoln High School.

These MiFi units can be checked out of the library for up to three days at a time by students in need of internet access away from school. As with all school issued devices, content accessed via the MiFi units will be filtered and all usage will be monitored. High expectations for use of these devices will be maintained. With this, misuse of a MiFi unit will result in loss of the privilege to check them out of the library for a minimum of 30 days. Additionally, responsibility for lost or stolen devices will rest with the student. Replacement cost for the
unit is $25.00.

If you have questions or concerns about the opportunity to utilize these devices, please contact a building leader or library professional.