SMUSD Technology policies exist to guide, maintain, and enforce best practices and compliance related to technology use. While some matters may appear to be technology-related, policies may exist under other areas of oversight such as Instructional Services, Human Resources, and/or Business Services. Below are some of the most commonly asked policies in regards to technology.
SMUSD complies with federal regulations pertaining to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Dear Parents of school-aged children under the age of 13,
In order for schools within the San Marino Unified School District (SMUSD) to continue to be able to provide your student with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning, they need to abide by federal regulations that require a parental signature as outlined below.
In order for our students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information - generally the student’s name and email address - must be provided to the web site operator. Under federal law entitled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm.
The law permits schools such as ours to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the web site operator.
This form, when completed online or and on paper file with the district, will constitute consent for our schools to provide personal identifying information for your child consisting of first name, last name, an email address and username to web operators such as Follett, Pearson and to the operators of any additional web-based educational programs and services which our schools may add during the upcoming academic year.