GCS is committed to complying with applicable information security requirements and relevant information security standards and protocols. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  2. Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
  3. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  4. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  5. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act – COPPA

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Greenville County Schools believes that technology is an important resource for enhancing the education of students with the most effective web-based tools and applications for learning. To provide students with access to web-based resources and to comply with federal regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), pertaining to the confidentiality of student information, Greenville County Schools has considered the educational value of and entered into agreements with several third-party computer software applications and web-based services. These third-party providers include Edmodo, Google Apps for Education, Office 365 for Education, and other similar educational programs. A list of the programs with the terms of use and privacy policy for each can be found at the Greenville County School’s COPPA Page.