Duncanville ISD follows federal and state education privacy laws and adheres to privacy and security policies.
For example, the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) provides parents with rights related to their children's educational records and personally identifiable information. Additional information is available in our annual notice to parents of their rights under FERPA and from the U.S. Department of Education.
When the district uses an online service provider to process or store data, that provider must also adhere to certain federal and state and privacy laws. We also expect 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 collecting certain personal information from anyone under 13 years of age without parental permission. Our school system may consent on behalf of parents in the educational context when student information is collected for the school's exclusive use and benefit and not for commercial purpose.
Under FERPA, our vendors cannot use educational records that we provide in any way that is not authorized by the school district. They cannot sell this data or allow others to access it unless permitted by the district in accordance with federal and state education privacy laws.
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.