District Standards & Practices
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LISD Data Privacy Principles
Leander ISD takes data privacy seriously. We understand that the Internet, mobile apps, cloud services, online learning, and new educational technologies bring opportunity but also raise questions. Parents want assurances that personal information and data about their children will remain secure and private. At Leander ISD, we strive to be clear about what data we collect, how data supports your child’s education, and the safeguards in place to protect that data.
Leander ISD operates based on the 10 privacy principles developed and released by The Consortium for School Networks (CoSN) and the Data Quality Campaign. These principles provide high-level guidance on protecting student data in schools. We believe in and practice these student data principles at Leander ISD:
- Student data should be used to further and support student learning and success.
- Student data are most powerful when used for continuous improvement and personalizing student learning.
- Student data should be used as a tool for informing, engaging, and empowering students, families, teachers, and school system leaders.
- Students, families, and educators should have timely access to information collected about the student.
- Student data should be used to inform and not replace the professional judgment of educators.
- Students’ personal information should only be shared, under terms or agreement, with service providers for legitimate educational purposes; otherwise, the consent to share must be given by a parent, guardian, or a student, if that student is over 18. School systems should have policies for overseeing this process, which include support and guidance for teachers.
- Leander ISD will have clear rules and guidelines for how we collect, use, safeguard, and destroy those data.
- Educators and their contracted service providers should only have access to the minimum student data required to support student success.
- Everyone who has access to students’ personal information should be trained and know how to effectively and ethically use, protect, and secure it.
- Leander ISD will:
- Have a system of governance that designates rules, procedures, the individual or group responsible for decision-making regarding data collection, use, access, sharing, and security, along with the use of online education programs;
- Have standards and practices for notification of any misuse or breach of information and available remedies;
- Maintain a security process that follows widely accepted industry best practices;
- Provide a designated place or contact where students and families can go to learn of their rights and have questions about student data collection, use, and security answered.
Digital Resource Request & FAQs
- Digital Resource Requests – Can I Use This Resource?
- Digital Resources Request Form
- Digital Resources Request Process Flow
- Digital Resources Use Requirement Flow
- Appeals Process
- Detailed Written Process
- Request Approver Process
- Privacy Evaluation Tool CommonSense Media
- Approved Digital Resources
- Internet Safety Videos for Students
- What is Cyberbullying? | Cyberbullying Resources
- Bystander Revolution: Resource for Kids and Teens Facing Bullying
- Grade Level Specific Resources – Digital Citizenship Curriculum
- Tips for Password Security
- Better Safe than Sorry: How to Teach the Basic Rules of Cybersecurity
Student Data Privacy
- Video: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services
- Privacy Overview for K12 Teachers and Administrators
- Simple Ways Teachers Can Protect Student Data Privacy
- Data Privacy in Education – An iKeepSafe Educator Training Course
- Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
- Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices
- Data Quality Campaign
Talking to Parents
- Parent Guide to Educational Data
- Common Sense Education – Digital Citizenship Connecting Families
- 8 Must-Have Parental Control and Phone Monitoring Apps
- Control Your Phone. Don’t Let It Control You: Tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model
- Be Internet Awesome: Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world
- Cyberbullying Resources