Student Data Transparency and Security Act

The Aurora Public School District holds data privacy and security in high regard and takes action to ensure that our students’ data is handled securely in compliance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act (HB 16-1423) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

In addition to the data collected by the Colorado Department of Education, Aurora Public Schools generally collects and maintains the following on its data systems:

  • Household Information
    • Parent Name
    • Address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Numbers
    • Employer
  • Attendance
  • Fees
  • Communication records
  • Medical Information
    • Health Conditions
    • Immunizations
    • Medications
    • Vision and Hearing Screening
    • Doctor of Record
  • Learning Accommodations
  • Disciplinary Incident Details
  • Bus Transportation Details
  • Academic Performance Data
    • Assessments
    • Learning Activities
    • Transcripts
    • Grades
  • Schedules
  • Locker Assignments
  • Currently Checked-out Media
  • Account Access Logs

APS also provides this data inventory and dictionary of data elements published by the state Board of Education. The district uses data in order to meet its mission to provide academic excellence by design, and shares necessary personally identifiable information with carefully vetted third party service providers using the most secure data transfer methods in accordance with current industry best practices.

For more information on how educational data is used, visit Colorado Department of Education Information for Parents page.