By DAVE McMILLION
Officials are looking for volunteers to help expand Internet access in 16 Washington County schools during the second Net Weekend, Sept. 26-27.
When the statewide event was held last year for the first time, 8,000 volunteers pitched in to wire 500 schools in the state to the Internet. In Washington County, six schools were wired, said Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Theresa Flak.
All schools in the county are wired to the Internet, but in most instances there is only one terminal hooked to the service, Flak said. During Net Weekend, volunteers "pull wire" and perform other work to help expand Internet connections to each classroom, Flak said.