Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The Worcester Public Schools utilizes a number of computer software applications and web-based services to supplement educational services provided by school-based staff. While these tools are reviewed to ensure that they provide students with effective tools for learning, the applications and services are not operated by the district but by 3rd parties. In order for students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information – typically the student’s name and e-mail address – must be provided to the web site/application operator.

Under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the websites/application operators must provide parent/guardian notification and obtain consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. The law permits school districts to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of its students thus eliminating the need for individual parent/guardian to consent directly to individual website/application providers.

Below are the applications and web-based services utilized in our schools. If you wish to learn more about how the application or web-based service is used with your child, you should contact your child’s principal. If you wish to learn more about the kinds of information gathered by 3rd party operators, the terms of service and privacy policies are provided below. If you wish for your child to be removed from specific 3rd party services, please complete the COPPA Opt Out form and return to your child’s principal.

Belmont Street Community School

Burncoat Middle School

Burncoat Street Preparatory School

  • None

Canterbury Street Magnet Computer-Based School

Challenge & Reach

Chandler Elementary Community School

Chandler Magnet School

City View Discovery School

Claremont Academy

Clark Street Developmental Learning School

  • None

Columbus Park Preparatory Academy

Elm Park Community School

Flagg Street School

Francis J. Mcgrath Elementary School

Forest Grove Middle School

  • WISE

Gates Lane School Of International Studies

Goddard School Of Science & Technology

Grafton Street School

Heard Street Discovery Academy

Jacob Hiatt Magnet School

Lake View School

Lincoln Street School

May Street School

Midland Street School

Nelson Place School

New Citizen Center

  • None

Norrback Avenue School

Quinsigamond School

Rice Square School

Roosevelt School

Dr. Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School

Tatnuck Magnet School

Thorndyke Road School

Union Hill School

University Park Campus School

Vernon Hill School

Wawecus Road School

West Tatnuck School

Woodland Academy

Worcester Arts Magnet School

Worcester East Middle School

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