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 the NHCTO Council. 2. A $1/student/year (max $5,000) payable to TEC (see attachment).
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.
1. Decide to join the TEC SDPA. 2. Add TEC as a vendor. Print the TEC W-9 found here to enter into your financial/vendor system. 3. Create a Purchase Order. Notice: You will need to have your October 1, 2018 district enrollment number . 4. Join the TEC SDPA by going here. 5. Please print the pre-populated service contract that is sent in an email to you. 6. Have your district’s authorized signer review and sign the service agreement. 7. Once signed, please scan it as a .pdf document and upload it using a custom link in the original email.
NHCTO is a state chapter of the national COSN group.