As a function of our normal classroom activities, Huntley Community School District utilizes several computer software applications and web-based services, operated not by the district, but by third parties. We have carefully vetted these tools to ensure that they are safe for students to use and are COPPA compliant. Below is a list of the applications and tools with links to additional information.
In order for our students to use these programs and services, certain personal identifying information, generally the student’s name and email address, must be provided to the website operator. Under the federal law titled the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), these websites must provide parental notification and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. For more information on COPPA, please visit
For more information on COPPA, please visit https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions
The law permits districts such as ours to consent to the collection of personal information on behalf of all of its students, thereby eliminating the need for individual parental consent given directly to the website operator. Before doing so, the District is providing you with this notice. Please note that your child’s teacher will determine which specific tools from the approved list will be used in their classroom. If you are concerned about your child using any of these tools, please contact your child’s teacher to see if it is a tool they are using.