Data governance is both an organizational process and a structure. It establishes responsibility for data, organizing program area staff to collaboratively and continuously improve data quality and use. It does this through the systematic creation and enforcement of policies, roles, responsibilities, and procedures.
Educational Rights and Privacy
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Annual Notification to SEAs and LEAs Regarding Obligations Under FERPA and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
House Bill 1612 (HB 1612)
Minimum standards for privacy and security of student and employee data
Per 2018 HB 1612, the Department of Education is required to establish minimum standards for privacy and security of student and employee data, based on best practices, for local education agencies.
To comply with this legislation, the Department in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology, has developed minimum standards document.
The document references NIST SP 800-171, which are federal standards relative to this topic. There are more resources available online.