If we have a program in place and it follows the guidelines see page 5 and 6 of implementing CIPA guidelines at http://vtisp.org/?page_id=88 . We can do this without having to pay a third party agency. I would defer to Peter Drescher to confirm. Another reason to have this website :) I also included a link to a certificate of certification.
P.S. An LEA is the Local Education Association and the SEA is the State Education Association.
CIPA Certification Link Us Department of Education.
An LEA seeking Ed
Tech funds must certify to its SEA that one of the following conditions
ü Every “applicable school” has complied with the CIPA
ü Not all “applicable schools” have yet complied with
the requirements. However, the LEA has
received a one-year waiver from the U.S. Secretary of Education under section
2441(b)(2)(C) of the ESEA for those applicable schools not yet in compliance.
ü The CIPA requirements in the ESEA do not apply
because no funds made available under the program are being used to purchase
computers to access the Internet, or to pay for direct costs associated with
accessing the Internet, for elementary and secondary schools that do not
receive e-rate services under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
If you would like a certificate to go with it. . http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lsta/SafetyCert2010.pdf