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Children's Internet Protection Act

What is CIPA?

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that K-12 schools and libraries use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for the receipt of certain federal funding. It was signed into law on Dec. 21, 2000 and was found to be constitutional by the United States Supreme Court on June 23, 2003. - Wikipedia

CIPA Compliance Rules: To meet CIPA compliance, each student must receive and understand the following to the best of our ability:

1. A review of the SPPS Internet Safety Policy.

2. One or more lessons containing the three CIPA-required topics:

  • Appropriate online behavior
  • Safety and privacy
  • Cyberbullying

Funding Stream:

To maintain this substantial funding for SPPS, we are now required to provide internet safety lessons to every student each year. If we do not complete this training with fidelity, the district will lose $4.6 million!

Learn more about CIPA at SPPS

Wellness Policy

The Saint Paul Public Schools Wellness Policy (533.00) supports our students’ health by including more opportunities at school for physical activity and better nutrition. Research demonstrates that eating well and being physically active improves academic achievement. Our goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice for our students.

Together we can make a difference. Families can help promote a positive learning environment by supporting healthy celebrations and snacks that shift the focus from food to the child.

While BCE teachers and I will be responsible for most of the Wellness Policy, it specifically ask the following assistance from parents and guardians:

  • Sweet-Free Schools
  • Families are encouraged to pack healthy lunches and snacks
  • Healthy snack ideas include fruits and vegetables
  • Celebrate Treat Free. Celebrations, including birthday parties, that involve food during the school day are limited to no more than one party per class per month.

Battle Creek will adhere to the SPPS Wellness Policy by celebrating birthdays, one time per month. We will use the Awards Assembly Day as our “Celebration” day. This will allow academic and special events to be celebrated schoolwide on the same day.