Student Privacy

  •  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.  

    Table A

    Computer Aid, Inc.                                           

    Host and maintain SER (students with IEPs)

    eScholar                                                          

    Collects data from all of the districts in a state and assigns a unique student identifier

    Youthservices

    Online attendance system for 21st CCLC after school program maintained by Youth Services, and shared with the Louisiana Department of Education

    Assessment

     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.                                                                  

    Teaching Strategies                                                 

    Host and maintain Teaching Strategies Gold (K)               

    DRC                                                                 

    Administration of Assessments (3-8)

    ACT                                                                   

    College admissions assessment (8)

    ELPT

    Regents of the University of California.  Hosts and maintains the English Language Proficiency Test

    College Scholarships

    LOSFA                                                              

    Awards scholarships—TOPS


    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;

    • Phone Number;

    • 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.

    Table B

    Student Support

    Lifetouch                                                             Student photographs and yearbook

    Enroll HQ                                                                     Online student registration database for 21st CCLC

    Carasoft                                                              Google Apps Services

    Rti Stored!                                                          Host and maintain student information data (K-8)

    Assessment

    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)

    iReady                                                                 Online math diagnostic

    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 mrocks@bellechasseacademy.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 (mbertoniere@bellechasseacademy.org 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.