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Student Data Privacy

The Douglas County School District cares deeply about the privacy of our students. We are committed to ensuring that their data is protected in every instance, and that we are in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

DCSD has always protected student data. The new Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act is helping to reinforce this protection by focusing on:
•Reinforcing protocol for using software and working with vendors
•Transparency for our community on what student data the CDE and DCSD collects and how its collected
•Bringing greater awareness of elements to look for on click-through contracts for free online apps

Student Data Privacy Act Roles and Responsibilities

House bill 16-1423 mandates local school districts and charter schools implement the following items:

Each Charter school is responsible for

  • Adopting a student data privacy policy
  • Creating a webpage for transparency that has the following
    • List of student PII collected by the charter
    • List of CDE student PII
    • List of Apps that is used by the school
    • List of vendors that collect student PII
      • WIth contract and Data privacy addendum
  • Conduct Mandatory training regarding student privacy

Douglas County School District will share resources with our Charter schools.  On the district Student Data Privacy Site are resources:

  • List of district apps
  • App vetting process
  • Data privacy addendum
  • List of student PII collected by the district
  • Link to the CDE student PII collected
  • Link to vendors that collect PII and their contracts


ACS Board Policy – Student Privacy Protection Policy 

View a CDE summary of the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act

CDE Information for Parents

State-Level Student Data Collection and Protection

Data Elements Collected by DCSD

DCSD Board Policy: Student Education Records

DCSD Third Party Service Providers

DCSD Approved Apps and Websites

DCSD Board Policy: Privacy and Protection of Confidential Student Information

Request to Review or Inspect Student Records


Privacy Laws

Colorado Student Data Privacy (HB-1423)

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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