Student online activity data; definition, data collection, monitoring and restrictions. (SB264)

Introduced By

Sen. Christie New Craig (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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Department of Education; school boards; student online activity; data collection, monitoring, and restrictions. Requires the Department of Education to establish reporting expectations for school divisions that collect student online activity data and provides that if no school within a school division does so, the school board, upon submission of written documentation to the Department stating that no school within the school division collects student online activity data, shall be deemed to have satisfied such reporting expectations. The reporting expectations include: (i) making certain disclosures to parents, including what online activity is being tracked, monitored, and collected when using school devices on school property and what types of student online activity or online activity data would create an alert; (ii) including in the school division's acceptable use policy for the Internet that student online activity is being tracked and data collected; (iii) providing, to the extent available for the school division, parents the ability to access any collected student online activity data; (iv) notifying the parent of a student for whom an alert is created or an action taken on such student's online activity or associated data before the student is notified, except as provided in the bill; (v) prohibiting the inclusion of student online activity data in a student's permanent record except in the most severe cases, as defined, set forth, and made publicly available by the Department. The bill requires the Department to create and distribute to each school board (a) a template for making the required parental disclosures and (b) best practices for deleting student online activity data. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104680D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/10/2024Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/25/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106244D-S1
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106244D-S1
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB264S1
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB264S1)
02/16/2024Assigned CT & I sub: Technology and Innovation
02/21/2024Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
03/04/2024Left in Communications, Technology and Innovation

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