Data Privacy in the Stevens Point Area Public School District
The District is responsible for the collection, management, and use of student data in a variety of formats including physical paper records and digital files. High-quality education data are essential for improving students’ achievement in school and preparing them for success in life. Student data can provide educators, students, and families with the information they need to make educational decisions and help all students to be successful. While offering great benefit to students and families, the collection and storage of student data also creates a risk that personally identifiable information and student records could be exposed, misappropriated, and stolen.
The District has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Student Data Privacy Consortium to create a framework for protecting student data. The District uses this framework as part of the process to review, approve and maintain data privacy agreements and terms with vendors.
All educational software must be approved before students and staff are allowed to use it. The District maintains a database of approved software and services for staff, parents, and students to review. The listing can be accessed using this link.