D49 Student Data Privacy

  • The following are Federal and State laws in place to protect students and their personally identifiable information: 

    FERPA - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 
    FERPA requires that schools have written permission from the parent or guardian in order to release any information from a student's education record. So the most important thing is that, with some very specific exceptions, you shouldn't be sharing student information with apps and websites without parent permission. FERPA 101 video

    COPPA - The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 
    COPPA puts special restrictions on software companies about the information they can collect about students under 13. So, students under 13 can't make their own accounts, teachers have to make the accounts for them. In making the accounts, teachers need to be aware of their responsibility under FERPA. COPPA 101 video

    CIPA - The Children's Internet Protection Act 
    CIPA requires districts to put measures in place to filter Internet access and other measures to protect students.

    PPRA - Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment 
    PPRA governs the administration to students of any survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of eight designated protected areas.

    SDTSA - SDTSA puts additional restrictions on how school districts can share student data with third party service providers. The three primary focus areas of the law are:

    1. Data Use Obligations and Restrictions  
    2. Data Transparency
    3. Data Security & Destruction

    In accordance with the Student Data Transparency and Security Act, this webpage displays the known school service on-demand providers (SSODPs) and school service contract providers (SSCPs) used by District 49 employees and students. Parents, please contact the school or teacher if you want to know what SSODPs/SSCPs are used with your student. The list is always a work in progress.

    CDE Fact Sheet-What Student Data is Collected in Colorado?