Today school districts struggle to incorporate required provisions on Student Data Privacy in their contracts with digital providers. Lack of legal resources and no access to compliant agreements are two reasons for this. California Education Code section 49073.1 has specific requirements for contracts with vendors working with student data and is meant to protect that data.
Also, the use of applications in the classroom is widespread and teachers need a way to determine whether an app is safe to use. The district needs to inventory and help maintain the applications used throughout the organization.
CITE developed the California Student Privacy Alliance (CSPA) , a partnership with the Access 4 Learning Community's Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). CITE has joined this consortium on behalf all schools in the state of California.