Cromwell Public Schools is committed to protecting information privacy. The district complies with State and Federal legislative regulations such as the new Act Concerning Student Data Privacy (PA:16-189) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Although many regulations apply only to students, the district is committed to protecting the privacy of all of our data. Cromwell Public Schools works to develop policies and practices that give our students and staff members’ powerful and safe educational experiences both online and in our classrooms.
For more on the district’s data privacy information see Cromwell Board of Education Policy Student Use of the Internet - 5147
The new law went into effect July 1, 2018. Cromwell is in the process of working with all software vendors whose products are used by the district, that fall under the privacy legislation to obtain contract modifications to insure the suppliers are compliant with the law. Vendors will be updated as contracts renew or new agreements are entered into.
Resources for Parents/Families U.S. Department of Education:
Student Privacy 101: FERPA For Parents And Students (4-minute video)
Resources for Educators
Basic FERPA Training :U.S. Department of Education
Data Governance :U.S. Department of Education
Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit [pdf] : EXCELINED.org