DPISD is awarded the Trusted Learning Environment Seal

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) Trusted Learning Environment Program

Our Commitment to Protecting Student Information

We are pleased to announce that this month, we have successfully earned our CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal.On August 30, 2023, CoSN awarded the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Deer Park Independent School District (DPISD).

The CoSN TLE Seal is a mark of distinction. It is awarded to those school systems that are able to implement specific privacy requirements and demonstrate, through policies and practices, that they have implemented a holistic program to protect students’ personal information. Recipients of the TLE Seal are required to commit to continuously improving their privacy program, and must demonstrate that commitment by recertifying every 2 years.

The application process was rigorous, and earning the TLE Seal required that we meet specific criteria around the following practices:

  • Leadership, by providing the guidance, frameworks and resources to direct the use and governance of student data in a manner that is transparent to stakeholders.
  • Business, by establishing vetting processes and contracts for technology providers that address data protection requirements while supporting innovation.
  • Data security, by implementing practices to help protect the confidentiality of student data across all media and auditing regularly to uphold those practices over time.
  • Professional development, by requiring privacy and security training for all staff and offering related resources to community stakeholders.
  • Classroom, by implementing educational procedures and processes to support transparency and build privacy knowledge while advancing curricular goals.