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Laws, Policies and Resources






Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423)

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)



Board Policies


Privacy and Protection of Confidential Student Information  (JRC-G*)

Student Use of the Internet (JS*-O)

Employee Computer, Network & Internet Usage Policy (GBEE-O*)

Rights Concerning Student Records (JRC-O)




Protecting Student Privacy, U.S. Department of Education

Data Quality Campaign provides a wealth of resources to support policy makers and leaders to promote the safe and effective use of data to improve student achievement

Privacy Resources from the Office of Educational Technology – provides an overview of FERPA, COPPA, CIPA, and PPRA

FERPA|SHERPA – another site with resources to help guide schools, parents, policy makers, and service providers in the responsible use of student data


CDE’s Data Privacy and Security page

Understanding Student Data and Transparency Act

Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions