Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Educational technologies used in the District shall further the objectives of the District’s educational program and/or support efficient District operations. The Superintendent shall ensure that the use of educational technologies in the District adheres to Board policies 6000 (Educational Philosophy and Objectives) and 6400 (Curriculum Development).

The District and/or vendors under its control may need to collect and maintain data that personally identifies students in order to use certain educational technologies for the benefit of student learning or District operations.

Federal and State law govern the protection of student data, including school student records and/or covered information. The sale, rental, lease, or trading of any school student records or covered information by the District is prohibited. Protecting such information is important for legal compliance, District operations, and maintaining the trust of District stakeholders, including parents, students and staff.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure the District implements and maintains reasonable security procedures and practices that otherwise meet or exceed industry standards designed to protect covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. In the event the District receives notice from an operator of a breach or has determined a breach has occurred, the Superintendent or designee shall also ensure that the District provides any breach notifications required by State law.

Read more: Board Policy 5605: Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security