District Standards & Practices

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:

  1. Student data should be used to further and support student learning and success.
  2. Student data are most powerful when used for continuous improvement and personalizing student learning.
  3. Student data should be used as a tool for informing, engaging, and empowering students, families, teachers, and school system leaders.
  4. Students, families, and educators should have timely access to information collected about the student.
  5. Student data should be used to inform and not replace the professional judgment of educators.
  6. 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.
  7. Leander ISD will have clear rules and guidelines for how we collect, use, safeguard, and destroy those data.
  8. Educators and their contracted service providers should only have access to the minimum student data required to support student success.
  9. Everyone who has access to students’ personal information should be trained and know how to effectively and ethically use, protect, and secure it.
  10. Leander ISD will:
    1. 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;
    2. Have standards and practices for notification of any misuse or breach of information and available remedies;
    3. Maintain a security process that follows widely accepted industry best practices;
    4. 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.

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