Compliance with Acts 837 and 677 of the 2014 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session: Protecting Student Privacy
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) and Belle Chasse Academy (the LEA) are committed to protecting student data and continually enhancing data security procedures.
The legislature recently passed legislation, Act 837, which provides for limitations and prohibitions on the collection and sharing of student information.
Additionally, the legislature passed Act 677, which requires that LDE and LEAs publish information on their websites about the sharing of students’ personally identifiable information (PII).
More detailed information on LDE and LEA compliance requirements is available: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/data-center/protecting-student-privacy.
Belle Chasse Academy currently collects and shares student PII with the Louisiana Department of Education who may share PII with the following vendors for the specific purposes delineated in Table A. The LDE is guided by Acts 837 and 677 of 2014 in their contractual agreements and procedures.
Computer Aid, Inc.
Host and maintain SER (students with IEPs)
Collects data from all of the districts in a state and assigns a unique student identifier
Online attendance system for 21st CCLC after school program maintained by Youth Services, and shared with the Louisiana Department of Education
NCES for NAEP, PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, ICILS
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest national representative? and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas.
Host and maintain Teaching Strategies Gold (K)
Administration of Assessments (3-8)
College admissions assessment (8)
Regents of the University of California. Hosts and maintains the English Language Proficiency Test
All concerns and questions related to sharing of students' PII through the LDE can be submitted to LDEData@la.gov. Please include the following:
First and last name;
Select Question/Concern from drop-down menu, and explain your concern.
Additionally, Belle Chasse Academy, currently shares PII with the following vendors, for the purposes specifically delineated in Table B.
Lifetouch Student photographs and yearbook
Reborn Code Online student registration database for 21st CCLC
Carasoft Google Apps Services
Rti Stored! Host and maintain student information data (K-8)
University of Oregon Host and maintain DIBELS date (K-6)
Riverside Scoring Service Score, host, and maintain ITBS data (K-2)
AIMSWEB Administration of Behavioral, Emotional,
Screening System (BESS) (K-6)
Copies of signed contract addenda ensuring compliance with Act 677 are provided for your information.
Parents of students attending Belle Chasse Academy may register a complaint related to the unauthorized transfer of personally identifiable student information by Belle Chasse Academy by contacting Mr. Michael Rocks, Director of Operations, Risk Management and Review, Belle Chasse Academy. This complaint must be in writing and specify the student's school and grade level, specific student information transferred along with the person/vendor who the complaint is filed against. The complaint must be signed and dated and either emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed c/o Belle Chasse Academy, 100 Fifth Street, NAS/JRB, Belle Chasse, LA 70037.
Parents of eighth grade Students: Please note that Act 837 requires parental consent to share student PII data with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance and Board of regents for students to be considered for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). All parents of eighth graders were provided this form in December. If you wish your child to be eligible for a TOPS award, you must complete this form. Please contact our Director of Student Information Systems Manager, Mrs. Mary Bertoniere (email@example.com or Ext. 117) if you have questions or need another form.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the BCA Leadership Team if you have any questions or concerns. We are committed to the continued enhancement of the safeguard of personally identifiable student information and welcome your comments and suggestions.