We are proud to be the founders of the New Hampshire K-12 student (and staff) data privacy alliance! Weighing several key and critical factors such as timely program rollout, ability to scale resources to support the first-year ramp up, prior experience with the systems and procedures, and member support, have led us to contract with The Education Coop (TEC) of MA for this work.
TEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which has been providing support to Massachusetts districts since 1968. They began working with student data privacy in 2016 and are ready, willing and able to onboard other states. Several years ago, TEC engaged the services of a legal firm licensed in NH, with experts in the field of Education Law, for contract negotiations; hired a dedicated, experienced contract administrator; and partnered with SDPC. They have the process in place to handle New Hampshire’s schools and the contacts and resources to onboard us efficiently. This turn-key process is critical to the success of this project.
As a reminder, there are 2 basic steps to participating in the NH student data privacy alliance: 1. Membership in NHCTO Council, the NH affiliate of CoSN. CoSN membership dues are as follows, and include membership in the state chapter, the NHCTO Council.
$340 for small districts of 2,500 students or less;
$965 for medium districts between 2,501 - 9,999 students; and
$1,300 for large districts between 10,000 - 49,999 students.
2. A $1/student/year (max $5,000) payable to TEC (see below).
TEC is able to offer the SDPA services to NHCTO member districts for a fee of $1.00/student, capping at a maximum of $5,000 per district (SAU) annually. TEC will manage the invoicing for each participating school district.
Join CoSN, our national organization, which will also give you membership into the state chapter, the NHCTO Council. To join, please contact Brian Calvary, Brian Calvary, Director of Membership and Chapters, 202-470-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Membership dues are $340 for districts of 2,500 students or less; $965 for districts between 2,501 - 9,999 students; and $1,300 for districts between 10,000 - 49,999 students.
Add TEC as a vendor: print the TEC W-9 found here to enter into your financial/vendor system.
Please print the pre-populated service contract that is sent in an email to you.
Have your district’s authorized signer review and sign the service agreement.
Once signed, please scan it as a .pdf document and upload it using a custom link in the original email.
NOTE: We recommend that the district's CIO / CTO / Technology Director be granted the ability to sign data privacy agreements, for expedience. Most districts will be signing hundreds of DPAs and Exhibit E's.
NHCTO is a state chapter of the national COSN group.