COPPA Notice to Parents

Data Governance Program

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Privacy Notice & Authorization

The Jefferson R-VII School District is committed to providing students with the most effective tools for learning. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law, requires parental notification and consent for student use of District approved online resources for instructional purposes for students under 13 years of age. The law permits schools to act as the parent’s agent and can consent to the collection of student information on the parent’s behalf.

The District provides students with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning, the District uses several software applications and web-based services, operated by third-party service providers.  Jefferson R-VII School District utilizes Google G Suite and other web-based resources (e.g. SeeSaw, Renaissance Learning, etc.).  As with any educational undertaking, a strong partnership with families is essential to our success.  In order for our students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information must be provided.  This information can include, but is not limited to the student’s name, teacher’s name, grade, and Email address/login. This information ¬≠¬≠must be provided to the website operator to identify users for the services they provide.  No student under 13 years old will be given access to Email. The District will only provide the absolute minimum amount of information required.

Under Federal law entitled COPPA agencies 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 operator.  A list of the possible sites to be used in our classrooms, with links to their privacy policies and terms of service can be obtained by clicking on the COPPA Compliant List link at the bottom of this document. This is not a static list and will be updated as necessary.

At a minimum, all Jefferson R-VII School District students will be assigned a network login, and a  District Google G Suite for Education account (includes Google Drive, Calendar, and Classroom) and an Infinite Campus Portal account.

You must approve the consent before the District can allow your child to access the websites listed in the COPPA Compliant List.  By completing this form, you are acknowledging that you understand that your consent is required in accordance with COPPA. You agree to the release of personally identifiable information regarding your child.  Consent is required for disclosure of this information to third parties and you may revoke this consent at any time, upon providing written notice to the District. Until this revocation is made this consent shall remain in effect.  Consent is given during registration each year.

Visit the COPPA website at Visit the Complying with COPPA Website from the FTP here The COPPA Privacy Notice is available for download here.