Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA)
COPPA outlines when parental consent is required to set up user accounts for students under 13 years of age. Additionally, COPPA requires providers of online services to disclose details about what information is being collected from children and what responsibilities service providers have to protect their privacy and safety including restrictions on marketing to children under 13. 

The Manchester School District is committed to keeping student data secure and does not endorse the use of any online services that collect a student’s physical address, social security number, telephone number or that provides access to a student’s information to third-party sites for the purpose of marketing to Manchester students. Read more about COPPA here:

PARENTAL PERMISSIONCOPPA allows schools to consent to the collection of limited personal information by online services on behalf of students when parents have given permission to do so. To this end, parental permission for general technology use will be collected once at the beginning of the year (or as new students register throughout the year) and will be recorded in Aspen where all other authorizations are recorded. It will remain in effect until revoked. 

APPROVED TECHNOLOGY: The Manchester School District utilizes G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education), Microsoft Office 365, Aspen Student Portal and the Clever single-sign-on student dashboard. All other currently approved applications will be listed tin the Clever dashboard. When additional applications are approved and added, they will be made available through Clever. A list of approved educational applications can be found here:

APPROVAL REQUESTS: All online services that require creation of a student account must be vetted and approved. Teachers who wish to utilize web-based tools or apps that are not on approved applications list must request permission via the COPPA Request for Classroom Technology Form. This form will collect information about the online service or app, its purpose/benefit in the classroom, and the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. NOTE: This does not apply to general internet use such as browsing the web, doing research, or using educational web sites that do not require a user account.

COPPA and Student Privacy