LPS Statement

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. Littleton Public Schools (LPS) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records.

LPS takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. These pages contain state and federal policies LPS adheres to, data privacy and security procedures, as well as guidance and resources for various stakeholders.

State and District Guides

The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education has adopted policies relating to student data privacy and safetyOur district also has an advisory committee called ETAC Educational Technology Advisory Committee, open to the Littleton community, that discusses relevant technology topics affecting students, teachers, and LPS families. Littleton Public Schools is committed to providing information and resources to students, parents, and staff to assist in safe, responsible online participation through its District CyberSafety webpage.

Littleton's relevant board policy and regulation on student data privacy are JRCB and JRCB-R.

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) currently collects the following information about students in our district. The laws mandating these collections are found here.

Littleton's primary student data system is Infinite Campus. Its data dictionary can be found here.

On-Demand Service Providers (ODSP) by definition are the agreements that happen before installing an app or extension in your Chrome browser, or before installing an online software program. We are providing lists to our District Approved Software Vendor contracts.  This transparency has been mandated by Colorado House Bill 16-1423 Student Data Transparency and Security Act. In addition, we are providing a list of ODSP using click-through contracts that include online tools used by students and teachers in the classroom. This list is a good faith effort to stay current with online instructional tools and is updated twice a year. Additionally, beginning 2018-2019, all LPS instructional staff will receive training in data privacy practices.

Should a parent have a concern about data privacy policies or practices, please contact dataprivacy[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

Federal Privacy Laws

CIPA - Children's Internet Protection Act

COPPA - Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

PPRA - Protection of Pupil Rights Act

Additional Resources

Student Privacy Pledge: K-12 School Service Provider Pledge to Safeguard Student Privacy

Guidance for Terms Of Service: PTAC (Privacy Technical Assistance Center)

CDE Data Privacy and Security