Student Data Privacy

  • Pueblo School District 60 holds data privacy and security in high regard and takes action to ensure that our students’ data is handled securely in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Below is some information that explains some of the WHAT, WHY, and HOWs of educational data. (Provided by CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking))
    Las escuelas de Pueblo City tienen alta seguridad y privacidad de datos y toman medidas para garantizar que los datos de nuestros estudiantes se manejen de forma segura de acuerdo con la Ley de transparencia y seguridad de datos estudiantiles de Colorado (HB 16-1423) y la Ley de privacidad y derechos educativos de la familia (FERPA). A continuación encontrará información que explica algunos de los QUÉ, POR QUÉ y CÓMO de los datos educativos. (Proporcionado por CoSN (the Consorcio Para Redes Escolares))

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    • Teachers, need data to understand when students are thriving and when they need more support in learning specific concepts.
    • Parents and guardians need access to their child's educational data to help them succeed.
    • Students need feedback on their progress so they can make good decisions about program choices and prepare for success.
    • School officials and community members need to understand school performance and know if scarce education resources are being allocated fairly and effectively. 

    School Operations:

    We collect data such as addresses and phone numbers, gender and age, as well as information to ensure student safety and accurate reporting to help run our school operations efficiently.


    Measuring Progress and Participation of our Students:

    We collect data such as attendance, grades and participation in school·sponsored extra-curricular activities to enable students to succeed.


    Improving the Education Program:

    We collect results from local, state and national assessments to provide teachers, administrators and parents important information about student, program and school performance and improve the education programs we offer.


    Striving to Meet the Needs of Students:

    We collect surveys and other feedback to improve teaching and learning and address other issues important to students and their families.


    We follow federal and state education privacy laws and adhere to privacy and security policies.

    For example, the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents rights related to their children's education records and personally identifiable information. Additional information is available in our annual notice to parents of their rights under FERPAand from the U.S. Department of Education.

    When we use an online service provider to process or store data, they also must adhere to certain federal and state and privacy laws. We also expert them to use current security protocols and technology.

    Additionally, the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act {COPPA) prevents child-directed websites and apps from connecting certain personal information from anyone under 13 years of age without parental permission. Our school system may consent on behalf of parents in the education context when student informa­tion is collected for the school's exclusive use and benefit and for no other commercial purpose.

    Under FERPA, our vendors cannot use the education records we provide in any way that is not authorized by the school district. They cannot sell this data or allow others to access it except as we permit in accordance with federal and state education privacy laws.



    We are working to improve your children's education by ensuring it meets their unique needs. It would be very difficult to accomplish this goal without the ability to capture important information about your child's progress. Protecting personal information in secure and responsible ways is at the heart of our efforts to provide a richer and more dynamic learning experience for all students.