Student Data Privacy

Introduction

Provo City School District recognizes its moral and legal responsibility to protect student privacy and ensure data security of both students and staff. Utah’s Student Data Protection Act (SDPA), UTAH CODE ANN. § 53A-1-1401 to 14011 (2017) requires that Provo City School District adopt a Data Governance Plan that fully addresses data privacy and protection. Data governance is an organizational approach to data collection and information management that is formalized as a set of policies and procedures that encompass the full life cycle of data; from acquisition, to use, and finally, to disposal of collected data. Data governance is an approach to devise solutions to these challenges and centralize the way data are managed in the LEA. It also helps ensure compliance with federal and state law and board rule.