Student Data Privacy Communications Toolkit

Organization: The Foundation for Excellence in Education
Published: April 4, 2016

This student data privacy toolkit provides school districts and schools with recommendations on how to most effectively communicate with parents and other stakeholder groups about student data privacy, as well as a host of communications tools that can be used in these communications efforts. All toolkit resources are generalized for blanket use, so areas in which customized district-specific information are required are in brackets and highlighted in yellow. Districts also need to be sure that their policies, practices and procedures match the recommendations implied throughout the toolkit. Those instances will be noted as well. Be sure to have appropriate school or school district personnel review and approve any communications or materials prior to releasing. This could include, but is not be limited to, the school or school district general counsel and privacy officer. Additionally, while the focus of this toolkit is communicating data privacy practices and plans, demonstrating the value to data to parents is also important.