Federal & State Legislation

  • Legislation

    • FERPA

      The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules. FERPA also outlines requirements in relation to "Directory Information". This guide may be informative for parents - https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/brochures/parents.html.  
    • CIPA

      The Children's Internet Protection Act (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. WLWV Schools does comply with CIPA and does participate in E-rate.
    • COPPA

      The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.
    • O-SIPA

      The Oregon Student Information Protection Act (O-SIPA) is targeted at "ed tech companies" in the K-12 range. It identifies requirements of those companies to protect students and student information. It identifies things that these companies "can do", "must do", and "cannot do". Here is a nice synopsis of the law: http://www.oregon.gov/ode/about-us/Office%20of%20Information%20Technology/osipa_at_osba_1_pager_rev3.pdf.