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COPPA Compliance

Our district uti­lizes sev­eral com­puter soft­ware appli­ca­tions and web-based ser­vices, oper­ated not by this school, but by third par­ties.  These include Google Apps for Education™ (GAFE), Otus, PowerSchool, Class Dojo, Reading A to Z, TenMarks, Newsela, Flovcabulary, Brain Pop and sim­i­lar edu­ca­tional programs.

 

In order for our stu­dents to use these pro­grams and ser­vices, cer­tain per­sonal iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion -- gen­er­ally the student’s name and Google account information -- must be pro­vided to the web site oper­a­tor.  Your student will receive a Google account to participate in the Google Apps for Education program used by Komarek School District 94. Under fed­eral law entitled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these web­sites must pro­vide parental noti­fi­ca­tion and obtain parental con­sent before collect­ing per­sonal infor­ma­tion from chil­dren under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit https://tinyurl.com/okd9e5k.

 

The law per­mits schools such as ours to con­sent to the col­lec­tion of per­sonal infor­ma­tion on behalf of all of its stu­dents, thereby elim­i­nat­ing the need for indi­vid­ual parental con­sent given directly to the web site operator. This consent is found in the District’s Student Acceptable Use of Technology Policy. You can access this Policy at https://tinyurl.com/yc5cdta2.