Welcome to Student Data Privacy


The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student data privacy very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program is focused on:

  • building public trust,
  • listening to and working with stakeholders on every level to ensure that student data are protected,
  • modeling best practices in data governance, 
  • disseminating practical solutions and training's for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and
  • annually and publicly reporting measurements of program effectiveness.

Data Manager


Center for Internet Security (CIS)

Data in the Cloud 
National School Boards Association (NSBA)

Data Governance and Stewardship 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Guidelines for Reviewing Online Instructional Applications for Privacy Considerations

Policies, Plans and Other Major Requirements of the Student Data Protection Act

Ten Steps Every District Should Take Today
Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 

United States Department of Education:

Utah Student Data Privacy Guidebook

Model Documents

Data Breach

Data Governance Plan

Data Manager To Do List

Data Ownership and Access

Employee Data Sharing and Confidentiality Agreement

Employee Security and Privacy Training Policy

FERPA Model Notice for Directory Information

Prohibited Activities without Prior Consent

Record of Parent Notifications of Student Threat or Incident Model Form

Record Retention and Expungement

Record Retention Log

Template Student Data Collection Notice

FERPA Model Notification of Rights for Elementary and Secondary Schools 
United States Department of Education


Reminder: Webinars are held the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.

Past Events

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Student Data Privacy Conference. 


Resources for Keeping Kids Safe Online

FERPA|SHERPA: The Education Privacy Resource Center:


Kids and Tweens Cybersafety 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC):

Parent Guides 

Privacy and Internet Safety 
Common Sense Media

Raising Digital Citizens 
Stay Safe Online: National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Think Before You Link 
Intel® Security Digital Safety Program


Using Online Learning Applications in the Classroom: Decentralized Review 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) National Forum on Education Statistics

2014 case study examines how districts that do not provide a central review process for new online apps can support teachers in responsibly selecting and using new online apps in the classroom.

Cliff Notes: Guide to Teaching Cyber Safety to the Digital Generation 

Data Privacy in Education – An iKeepSafe Educator Training Course

Digital Citizenship 
Common Sense Education

Digital Citizenship

Educator's Guide 

Get Wise About Online Safety 

Student Data Privacy Re-licensure Course 
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Student Data Privacy: Teacher Training Course

Think Before You Link 
Discovery Education

Law and Policy

Federal Law

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 
Federal Trade Commission

Part 99: Family Educational Rights and Privacy 
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)

State Law

R277-487: Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclose
Office of Administrative Rules

Utah State Legislature:

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Policies

Student Data Policy Advisory Group
Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to legislative changes.

Student Data Governance and User Group
Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to USBE.

USBE Data Governance Plan 
Official Policies and Procedures of the USBE


M’Lissa Holt
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7618 | E-mail

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