K-12 teachers request apps from the Technology department that are vetted for curriculum purposes and student data privacy. Students at the High School can request applications through the Student Help Desk.
In an effort to ensure the protection and privacy of students and their data, Hopkinton Public Schools has been working diligently to review and improve the effectiveness of our technology practices. These efforts strengthen our support of both the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), as well as the Massachusetts student record regulations,.
We are taking multiple steps to ensure that student data is always protected.
A new software vetting process began in November 2017. Teachers and high school students now request applications to be approved for usage through our Helpdesk Ticket System.