Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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

We seek a strong partnership with families to balance successful learning experiences with protecting your child’s privacy and personal information. In order for the Penn Manor School District to provide students with quality learning resources, our schools use websites operated by third parties. In order for our students to use these website 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 educational websites used in various Penn Manor classrooms is available here. Each resource found on this page contains a link to a privacy policy, which describes how that website collects and uses student data.

As curriculum and technology change, Penn Manor School District reviews and updates the list of websites. Please check back periodically for the most updated information.

Parents and guardians have a right to opt-out of specific website resources. If you do not want your student to access a website resource, please complete and email this form to your child’s principal. If at any time during the school year you would like to rescind your decision, you must contact your child’s building principal. 

For questions regarding COPPA and Penn Manor School District’s use of educational software, please contact Charlie Reisinger, Director of Technology, 717.872.9500 x2226,  charlie@pennmanor.net.