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Data Policies, Procedures, and Practices

Using the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as the basis, the district has up-to-date policies, procedures, and practices that address legal, ethical, and safety issues related to the privacy and security of data, and the usage of data, technology, and the Internet. Such policies, procedures and practices address the collection, storage, analysis, reporting, transmission, and archiving of data, as well as the usage of data, the Internet, and technology by students and education professionals in the course of teaching, learning, communications, and the management of school services.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders investigate federal, state, and local laws on privacy and security of data in education systems. They also review policies and procedures on safety, security, and privacy in other districts. District leaders conduct in-district discussions with policymakers related to the legal, ethical, and safety issues related to privacy and security of data in schools. They secure common understanding among district leaders on the topic. District leaders draft data governance policies and procedures related to data usage, privacy, and security for review and commentary. District leaders adopt formal governance structures (policies and procedures) related to data usage, privacy, and security. They then develop a communication, implementation, oversight, and evaluation plan to ensure comprehensive application.