Student Privacy & Data
List of Vendors that meet the Student Privacy Requirements
Below is a list of vendors that have been approved, not approved, or are pending approval based on their Student Privacy Policies. You may search the list by using the category search or the text search fields above the list.
Teachers, if you do not see the program or vendor you want to use on the list, please request it on the Learn Platform.
In today's digital age, school districts must have practices in place to properly (and legally) handle student data. A balance needs to be achieved between using data to educate students and respecting students' data privacy. There are numerous laws which apply to this balance, both at the federal and state levels. In Oak Grove School District, the EdTech Team has been hard at work to make sure that the district and the vendors we utilize are compliant with the applicable laws.
For some websites and web services, parental permission must be obtained for student data to be shared. Under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a district can provide student data without parental permission for educational purposes as a School Official Exception. An example of this includes Google's G Suite for Education in which the district creates student user accounts.
Oak Grove School District has joined as a member of the California Student Privacy Alliance (CSPA), an organization which has created an unified agreement for vendors and school districts to enter into to protect student data. If a vendor does not sign the unified agreement, the district will require vendors to sign a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to prohibit student data mining or targeted marketing while requiring industry standards for encryption and security. As new district-wide contracts are signed and old contracts are renewed, the CSPA or MOU process is put into place. The goal is to ensure that all vendors (including teacher-initiated classroom-based tools) are either subject to a negotiated contract or covered by new state or federal legislation regulating vendor practices.