Information Technology and Data Governance
The ongoing efforts of the CLASS (Connected Learning for the Achievement of Students and Staff) plan are the operational embodiment of the Board of Education’s Technology Resolution. The Board resolution recognizes the role of technology as a catalyst for learning, articulates expectations for its increased accessibility in service to learning and productivity, and commits to the dedication of necessary resources. The purpose of recognizing and maintaining an information technology and data governance framework is to:
- Guarantee accessibility to, and reliability of, technology and data resources
- Ensure the productive, prosperous, efficient, safe and secure use of technology and data resources
- Develop and support an educated information security and data privacy culture where all stakeholders have input into the establishment of clear rules, procedures and practices and all stakeholders assume responsibility to use data in a fashion that assures its security
The Chief Technology Officer, along with the Computing Services leadership team, coordinates the efforts of nineteen school and district committees comprised of teachers, administrators, office professionals, and School Board members. These committees collectively contribute to the development of the goals and principles that, in turn, form the governance framework that defines how information technology rules, procedures, practices, resources and architectures are established, deployed, managed, secured and maintained. This collective of technology stakeholders works to:
- Advance a shared vision for how and where technology can have its greatest impact on learning, effectiveness and district strategic goals
- Adapt, align and retire goals of the CLASS plan to meet evolving needs
- Engage all technology end users to ensure technology priorities align with articulated areas of focus
- Communicate the goals and purpose of technology initiatives and ensure there are adequate learning opportunities and support to leverage technology for student learning, teacher effectiveness and staff efficiency
- Provide necessary oversight and change management of technology efforts that support district initiatives
- Ensure documented information security and data privacy practices are regularly assessed and modified to minimize the risk of data loss or exposure
- Provide the Chief Technology Officer with input, guidance, and feedback in the development of information technology rules, procedures and practices as indicated in Board Regulation 3550.2.
The LPS Information Security Officer (ISO) leads our adoption of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Critical Controls as the framework the security program will be based upon. Additionally, the ISO provides leadership to the ITT committee and drafts IT Regulations and Procedures to instantiate the IT and information security governance foundation.