One important note from the Board meeting - parent Mary Griffin spoke out about the issues around student data information, the inBloom student data "cloud" and FERPA and HIPPA (for students with disabilities).
She let the Board know that neither of those would protect student data if the district signed an agreement with a third-party allowing access to student information.
Director Sherry Carr, during her director comments, said she wanted clarity on this issue and asked for feedback from the district's legal counsel. (I wrote to her and asked about when she wanted this and she said she wasn't sure she had a confirming vote from another director for this information. She said she would check with legal counsel, Ron English.)
I have been working with a couple of parents on this issue and I urge you to encourage the Board to seek this information.
Please write to them - firstname.lastname@example.org - and add your voice to this concern and ask for clarifying information for the Board.
I plan to organize the work done by my group and submit it to the Board (and will, of course, post it here). I'll let you know at which Board meeting any update will be issued.
What's on your mind?