Astoria Schools takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. The intent of this page is to be transparent and to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect July 1, 2021.
Astoria Schools utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data.
The link below contains a list of online resources used throughout our district and our current data privacy agreements. If there is not a magnifying glass in the Data column, this resource isn't collecting student information but we are still using the software/website/online tool. This list will be continually updated as our needs change in the district.
SOPPA guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.
Governs information in a student's education record, restricting access and use of student information.
Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, apps, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from persons known to be children.
Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services or that receive federal grants for technology expenses.