• In keeping with the Palmdale PROMISE Strategic Goals, Palmdale School District (PSD) is dedicated to ensuring the digital resources used in PSD classrooms are available, maintaining the privacy and safety of student information, aligned with PSD curriculum, and compatibility with PSD technology services. You must obtain approval before purchasing or using any digital resources in the classroom, and after approval, you must complete the purchasing process to obtain the digital licensing.

Does your digital resource need approval?

  • If the answer to any of the questions below is NO, you must get approval for the digital resource.

    • Is the digital resource supplemental to the district curriculum and/or improves the productivity of another approved app?
    • Is the digital resource free from social sharing, chat, or connection to others outside the district?
    • Does the digital resource operate free from any requirement of student account creation (even through Google)?
    • Does the digital resource operate free from all requirements of any student data, and no student data is required to be rostered?
    • Does the digital resource operate without any software installation or action by the district Technology Services department?
    • Is the digital resource free from all advertisements, never displaying any ads to students at any time?
    • Is the digital resource free (no cost)?

Federal/State Regulations and Code

  • 504 - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

    ADA - Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Under Title II of the ADA people with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from state and local governments’ programs, services, and activities.

    California Education Code § 49073.1 Requires vendors contracted by districts to have contracts in place guaranteeing compliance with security and privacy restrictions.

    California Government Code § 7405 (Gov. Code 7405) State governmental entities, in developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic or information technology, either indirectly or through the use of state funds by other entities, shall comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794d), and regulations implementing that act as set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations.

    CIPA - The Children's Internet Protection Act The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children's access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.

    COPPA - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.

    FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

    SOPIPA - Student Online Personal Information Protection ActThe law is unique in that it puts responsibility for protecting student data directly on industry by expressly prohibiting education technology service providers from selling student data, using that information to advertise to students or their families, or "amassing a profile" on students to be used for noneducational purposes. In addition, the law requires online service providers to ensure that any data they collect is secure and to delete student information at the request of a school or district.