Student Data Privacy

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind is committed to providing students with the best in educational resources and technology. Toward this end, the district utilizes a variety of websites and web-based applications to deliver and supplement curriculum, teach 21st century skills, provide interventions, measure progress, and conduct business.

Safeguarding education data is of utmost importance to the district. This webpage is provided to help you understand more about how student data is handled.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Student Personally Identifiable Information is data that, alone or in combination, personally identifies an individual student or the student's parent or family.

CSDB collects and maintains PII via information provided by the parent/guardian (usually at registration or annual information verification) or based on student performance (usually in the form of scores and grades (e.g., report cards and transcripts)). We strive to collect only enough information to comply with mandatory state and federal reports and to provide educational services to our students.

To review the data elements collected and submitted to the Colorado Department of Education as part of our required state reporting, please visit the CDE Data Portal.

School Service Providers

"School Service" means an internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application that:

  • Is designed and marketed primarily for use in a preschool, elementary school, or secondary school;
  • Is used at the direction of teachers or other employees of a Local Education Provider; and
  • Collects, maintains, or uses Student Personally Identifiable Information.

"School Service" does not include an internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application that is designed and marketed for use by individuals or entities generally, even if it is also marketed to a United States preschool, elementary school, or secondary school. [C.R.S. 22-16-103 (7)]

Colorado Department of Education

Click here to access a list of the Colorado Department of Education’s inventory of data containing personally identifiable information on individual students.

Contract Providers

A School Service Contract Provider is an entity that provides a school service subject to a formal, negotiated contract. Effective August 10, 2016 for any new or renewal contracts, Contract Providers must agree to comply with Colorado Revised Statutes sections 22-16-108 to 22-16-110. 

A list of School Service Contract Providers with whom CSDB has negotiated agreements is available in the School Service Providers spreadsheet

On-Demand Providers

A School Service On-Demand Provider is an entity that provides a  school service subject to agreement to standard, non-negotiable terms and conditions of service established by the provider.

A list of School Service On-Demand Providers used by at least one employee for school services is available in the School Service Providers spreadsheet

Providers may be used with only particular grade levels, classrooms, or schools, and are not necessarily used throughout CSDB. This list will be updated at the beginning and mid-point of each school year.

NOTICE TO ON-DEMAND PROVIDERS: if CSDB ceases to use, or refuses to use an on-demand school service provider pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 22-16-107 (3)(c), the district will post the name of the on-demand provider, accompanied by any written response that the on-demand provider may submit, on this website, and will notify the Colorado Department of Education which will post on its website the on-demand provider's name and any written response.

Board Policies

In accordance with CRS 22-16-107, CSDB has developed Policy JRCB, posted on the school's Boarddocs site.