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Annual Notice - Student Privacy

Annual Notice: Protection and Privacy of Student Data

Orono Schools is committed to the protection and privacy of student data. Private student data is only accessible to the student, to the biological parents or legal guardians of that student, and to staff with an educational need to know. The school district also classifies some information as “directory information,” which is information contained in a student’s education record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. 

The district considers the following information to be directory information: Student name, address, telephone listing, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. It also includes the name, address, electronic mail address and telephone number of the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s).

Directory information is available upon request and is sought by community organizations including the Orono parent organizations (PTO, OMSPA and SPA), youth sports teams, the Orono Foundation for Education, local newspapers, businesses, and other organizations that work with youth and families in our community. You have the right to opt out and not allow your information to be included in directory information. This option is available the next time you login to the ParentVUE portal. Your decision will be in effect until you request to reverse it.  

Federal and State Statute Compliance

Orono Schools remained dedicated to the appropriate use of digital tools. This includes compliance with state and federal laws designed to protect students' privacy, access to appropriate content and limiting cyber-bullying and creating safe environments for digital work.

Federal Laws:

State Statutes: