Franklin County Schools families:

    Franklin County Schools has updated its schedule and locations for the district’s bus-based, business, and government WiFi hotspots that allow district families – without internet access – to log on and learn during the 2020-2021 school year.

    FCS assigned individual devices to all K-12 students. The district’s K-1 students received tablets, while students in grades 2-12 received Chromebooks. In the district’s ongoing effort to ensure that all students have equal access to the internet, FCS has also established WiFi hotspots in the parking lots of each of its 16 schools. The district has also partnered with local businesses and the United Way of Franklin County to offer additional WiFi hotspots, as well as Kajeet Mobile SmartSpots to hundreds of students through an application process.   

    “We are focused on helping all of our families have equitable access to the devices and internet services they need during remote learning,” said Dr. Rhonda Schuhler, Superintendent of Franklin County Schools. “We are grateful to our community partners for helping us with this effort!”

    FCS’ bus WiFi hotspots will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., School Days, at the following sites:

    • Duke Memorial Baptist Church: 3976 NC 581, Louisburg
    • Epsom Park: Intersection of Hwy 39 and Eaves Rd., Epsom Community, Henderson
    • Franklinton Park: 99 Park Ave., Franklinton
    • Hill King United Methodist Church: 1839 NC 39 S., Louisburg
    • Joyner Park: 224 W River Rd., Louisburg
    • Mitchell’s Hardware: 5 Junction Plaza, Franklinton
    • Perry Oaks Subdivision: 30 Pearce Wood Ct., Zebulon
    • Pilot Lions Park: 38 Pilot Bypass, Zebulon
    • Sarepta Church: NC Hwy 561 & Laurel Mill Centerville Rd.
    • Wammock Storage Buildings: Corner of Kenmore Ave. & South Main St., Louisburg

    The following businesses and government locations are also offering free WiFi to FCS families:

    • Blue Collie Coffee Shop: 106 N. Main St., Louisburg
    • McDonald’s of Louisburg: US Hwy. 401, Beckett Blvd. Louisburg
    • McDonald’s of Youngsville: 1110 US Hwy. 1, Youngsville
    • Lifeline Outreach Ministries: 3227 NC 581 Hwy, Louisburg
    • Franklin County Central Library: 906 North Main St., Louisburg
    • Bunn Branch Library: 610 Main St., Bunn
    • Franklinton Branch Library: 9 West Mason St., Franklinton
    • Youngsville Branch Library: 218 US-1A Hwy. South, Youngsville

    All 16 schools in the FCS district are also offering WiFi access from certain areas of their parking lots. For a list of Franklin County Schools and their addresses, visit the FCS website, look under the “About FCS” tab and click on the “Contact Us” menu option. The addresses of all schools are located under the “Our Schools” section. You can also visit the following link: https://www.fcschools.net/domain/70

    Learn more at www.fcschools.net