Student Data Privacy
Southington Public Schools is committed to protecting the privacy of its community and utilizing technology that gives students an engaging and safe educational experience. Southington Public Schools complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Southington Public Schools collects and uses data from our students and teachers to inform instructional practice and improve the learning experience. In some cases, this data is not stored on our local servers. In all cases where data may be stored or accessible outside the district, that vendor must comply with FERPA regulations. Many of our vendors have already taken the Student Privacy Pledge.
Effective October 1, 2016, all new contracts must also comply with CT State law, CT PA16-189. This page will serve as an informational gateway for the Southington Public Schools compliance with PA16-189.Click here for a current list of district approved subscriptions and applications.