At the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) student data privacy, pupil records and parent informed consent are a key priority in the investment of technology for the administration of student data and student learning. LACOE must comply with all state and federal student data privacy laws as an agency that collects student data to coordinate services, including working with the county child welfare agency to share information, respond to the needs of the juvenile court system, and ensure transfer of education records. The County Board recognizes the importance of keeping accurate, comprehensive student records as required by law. LACOE Board Policy 5125 Students Records.
Specifically, LACOE and its third party vendors will ensure compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and mandatory posting of student data privacy and pupil records for the state of California Student Privacy Act AB 1584. Vendor privacy statements.
In compliance with LACOE’s Administrative Regulation 5125 Student Records, the LACOE Student File Center, located in Downey, is responsible for maintaining records for all present and past pupils enrolled in LACOE's Juvenile Court Schools, Alternative and Special Education programs, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and International Polytechnic (iPoly) High School.
Model data privacy guidelines were developed for state and local agencies by the U.S. Department of Education. Resource documents are online at: http://familypolicy.ed.gov/