Student Data Privacy

Simsbury Public Schools is committed to protecting student data in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Connecticut Student Data Privacy Act (CT PA 16-189). This Connecticut specific law addresses the provision of personally identifiable student information (PII) to individuals or entities outside Simsbury Public Schools. Simsbury Public Schools collects PII for the purposes of school and district operations, only providing received data to parties within the district authorized to access the material. We do not share student PII with external researchers. While the District observes student confidentiality under FERPA, this Connecticut public act adds a layer of requirements to ensure student privacy beyond that of the federal regulations. This sets forth minimum privacy and contractual standards for all parties involved in the creation, use, disclosure, or handling of student data.

Our student handbooks contain further student data privacy details and are updated annually:

If you have any questions or concerns with regard to student data privacy or the online educational services used by the Simsbury Public Schools, please contact Joncia Lytwynec, Director of Instructional Technology, at (860) 658-3898 ext. 835 or JLytwynec@simsbury.k12.ct.us