LEA Resources

Checklist for District Privacy Program
(pdf)

This document was developed by the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a companion piece to the video Developing a Privacy Program for Your School District. The video, along with other helpful resources related to safeguarding the privacy of education data, can be found at http://ptac.ed.gov.

Confidentiality Provisions Comparison Chart - 2014
(pdf)

Side by side comparison of IDEA Part B, IDEA Part C, and FERPA

Confidentiality Requirements FAQ
(pdf)

The purpose of this document is to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)—Part B section 611 (Grants to States), Part B section 619 (Preschool Grants), and Part C (Grants for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities)—with addressing privacy and confidentiality questions

Data Governance Checklist - 2015
(pdf)

The purpose of this checklist is to assist stakeholder organizations, such as state and local educational agencies, with establishing and maintaining a successful data governance program to help ensure the individual privacy and confidentiality of education records.

Data Governance and Stewardship
(pdf)

The purpose of this brief is to provide guidance on how to successfully manage complex data systems by establishing a comprehensive data governance approach.

Data in the Cloud - 2014
(pdf)

A legal and policy guide for school boards on student data privacy in the Cloud computing era

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Exceptions
(pdf)

This document is designed to assist State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) and educational institutions with determining under what conditions the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from education records to third parties, such as researchers, contractors, volunteers, and journalists.

Guidelines for Reviewing Online Instructional Applications for Privacy Considerations
(pdf)

Recommended policies for reviewing online instructional aps

Responsibilities of Third Party Service Providers
(pdf)

This document was developed by PTAC to assist online educational services providers, vendors, and contractors in understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Student Data Privacy Legislation (2016)

Summary of national student data privacy legislation

Ten Steps Every District Should Take Today
(pdf)

With so much uncertainty about what districts can or should be doing to help ensure the privacy of student data, it would be easy to lose sight of some very concrete steps that can be taken today.

Transparency - Best Practices for Schools and Districts - 2014
(pdf)

This document is intended to assist elementary and secondary schools and local educational agencies (LEAs or “districts”) in achieving greater transparency with respect to their data practices.