The Belmont Public School district complies with the legal requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Parents will be asked to sign an electronic one-time permission form in order for their student to participate.
As with all internet access, the district utilizes a content filter for Google Apps. While at school, staff will monitor students’ use of Google Apps, either by direct observation or by automated systems which identify prohibited use. At all times, whether at school or home, students are responsible for their adherence the Student Acceptable Use policy. E-mail accounts are issued to all students, grades 5-12. Students in grades 5-8 may only e-mail other students and their teachers. Students are instructed not to shared documents with users outside the district. A monitoring system is in place to identify documents which are shared externally.