Are you using a cool digital tool? Does it share PII? Let us know about it!

In order to be transparent about the sharing of student Personally Identifiable Information (PII), St. Vrain has created a form for teachers and principals to report all “on-demand” applications and programs that share student PII with 3rd parties. These will be reported on the Programs page. In order to learn whether the digitals tools you […]

Data Practices

St. Vrain Valley Schools holds data privacy and security in high regard. In order to ensure compliance with both the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423), St. Vrain requires each third-party vendor to sign our district’s Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Addendum. Here is […]

Sharing Parent Email Addresses

During this school year we have provided best practices and resources regarding FERPA and individual student data through newsletter articles and the Student Data Privacy Blog.

What about privacy of parent information? St. Vrain Valley Schools holds that parent email addresses provided to the district are intended specifically for district-to-parent communication, and are not to […]

Data and Student Privacy Slideshow

Check out the Data and Student Privacy Slideshow presented to the SVVSD Leadership Council on November 12, 2015.

FERPA - Disclosure without Written Consent

What types of data may the district provide without written consent? Per SVVS Board Policy, the district may disclose student education records or personally identifiable information contained therein without written consent of the parent/guardian or eligible student if the disclosure meets certain criteria. These exceptions are outlined on pages 2 and 3 of Policy JRA/JRC. […]

Procuring Web-Based Tools for your School or Classroom

Perhaps you have heard about a fabulous online tool that is the bomb in a colleague’s classroom or that empowers staff or parents. All you have to do is sign up, send the site your student rosters, and badda-bing, badda-boom — you’re good to go, right? Well, maybe!

Please review the District Guidelines for 3rd […]

FERPA – Best Practices

Confidentiality of student records is the responsibility of everyone at St. Vrain Valley Schools including faculty, staff, students and even volunteers. Students rely on the District to protect their privacy so be diligent in following these best practices:

Do not share your login credentials (username & password) with others…including substitute teachers. Be careful not to […]

FERPA – What Does it Mean to Me?

Technology and data empower learning and enrich education in the St. Vrain Valley Schools. They also require new opportunities for us to protect sensitive student information. The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law put in place to do just that. As school district staff, we must be extremely careful to take […]