Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Dear Parents of school-aged children under the age of 13,

In order for schools within the Penn Manor School District to continue to be able to provide your student(s) with the most effective technology tools for learning, our district uses several computer software applications and web-based services operated not by this district, but by third parties. The Penn Manor School District will use Google Apps for Education and other web-based resources for students. As with any educational undertaking, a strong partnership with families is essential to a successful learning experience.

In order for our students to use these programs and services, certain personally identifying information — generally the student’s name and email address — must be provided to the website.

Under federal law titled Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. The law permits school districts 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 website.  A list of the possible sites used in our classrooms, with links to their privacy policies and terms of services, is available here.:

Penn Manor District sponsored websites

If you want your child removed from third party services, including Google Apps for Education. Please print, sign, and send the form to charlie@pennmanor.net or via mail to:

Penn Manor School District

2950 Charlestown Road

Lancaster, PA  17603

Attn: Charlie Reisinger, Technology Director

 

COPPA Compliance Form

I understand that by completing and submitting this form I am requesting that my son/daughter be removed from any third party web-based services including Google. I acknowledge the submission of this form may significantly limit my child’s use of district approved instructional software.