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Federal Laws & Regulations Governing Student Privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA protects the privacy of student education records and gives parents the rights to review student records. Under FERPA, schools may disclose directory information but parents may request the school not disclose this information. Parents are provided the opportunity annually to opt out of disclosing their student's directory information on the District's Enrollment Form.

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13.  BHS uses 3rd party software/applications within the classroom solely for educational purposes and reviews these vendors for COPPA compliance.  Teachers will notify parents of the software, services, applications they will use for your student's educational experience.  You may opt-out of this use at any time.  Please contact your Teacher/Principal for this request.

http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
CIPA was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. CIPA imposes certain requirements on schools or libraries that receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections through the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications services and products more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA and provided updates to those rules in 2011.

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/childrens-internet-protection-act

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