The HASD IT Department is dedicated to providing our students and staff with the best support possible. The help links on this page will assist in that effort. This page will host various instructional documents and guides and will be periodically updated as necessary.
In the event you require assistance beyond the self-help links provided on this page, please contact our technology help desk by submitting a support ticket.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
With the distribution and access of Chromebooks comes an exciting world of instructional opportunities and strategies to engage our students in the 21st-century learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. The purpose of this statement is to explain the process and to familiarize the public with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA requires that web-based sites and application providers obtain verifiable parental consent for children under the age of 13 to use these web-based tools. The Hollidaysburg Area School District is committed to the safety of our students, especially when it comes to students using online resources. To this end, we will be teaching students about appropriate online behavior including cyberbullying and the disclosure of personal information.
We also recognize that there are a number of excellent online educational resources that would benefit our students, often by providing unique learning experiences. Notably, interactive online resources provide some of the most compelling new educational tools for students. While allowing access to these interactive online educational resources, we also want to balance the protection of children’s privacy and personal information.
HASD-Approved Applications and Online Resources