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Student Data Privacy



January 28, 2015


Dear Parent:

 

The Los Angeles Unified School District ("District") takes student data privacy very seriously. We are using more and more technology in our classrooms for instructional purposes, and we want you to know that we have security measures in place to protect the personal information of your child.

These computer devices come with software, apps and web-based tools to help teachers teach and students learn. The companies that provide the software, apps and web-based tools to LAUSD, such as Apple, Inc. and Pearson Education, as well as other vendors also must protect student privacy. In fact, we only all ow these companies to collect, use and disclose personally identifiable information for educational purposes. We do not allow these companies to target advertising or marketing to students. In addition, we require these companies to use security measures such as data encryption to protect your child's information from unauthorized access or use. 

Our vendors must also comply with federal and state laws and regulations, and District policies, protecting your child 's privacy.  Such laws, regulations and policies give parents the right to access any educational records the District or a District vendor may have related to your child, as we ll as the ability to opt out of sharing your child 's personally identifiable information  with vendors, in some cases.

As necessary, we will notify you of upcoming important changes to vendor privacy policies and student privacy rights. If you would like more information on Apple's privacy policy and Apple IDs go to http://www.apple.com/privacy.

If you have any questions regarding the District's instructional technology programs, please contact
213-241-5532.

Sincerely, 


Ramon C. Cortines
Superintendent of Schools

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