Information Management Services
IT Practices and Polices
Student Data Privacy
Our goal in IMS is to support the educational aims of the District by ensuring reliable and accessible technology for all staff and students. We are dedicated to leading change in order to be more effective educators through inspiration, innovation, and reflection. We see technology as an accelerator of learning in the classroom that provides opportunities for connecting, differentiating and personalizing the learning experience for every student.
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey
IMS Executive Director, Omaha Public Schools
Here is a collection that outlines our technology initiatives since the introduction of the Strategic Plan. This will be constantly updated as we progress. Enjoy.
Information Management Services (Connie Knoche, Chief Financial Officer of General Finance & Administrative Services; Rob Dickson, Executive Director of IMS) Organization Chart
The vision of IMS is to provide staff, students, and guardians with secure access to OPS data and application from any device with any type of operating system, on any network internal or external to the OPS network, at any time of day or night in support of the Omaha Public School District vision and mission.
The mission of Information Management Services is to research, develop, implement solutions, and train constituents of the District in support of the technology to align with our vision and the mission of the District.
What you need ... When you need it ... Where you need it ...
Information Management Services (IMS) organizational units are responsible for many different areas including application support, infrastructure, customer support, training, and administrative support. This involves coordinating such key functions as updated-technology-related standards, developing/updating appropriate policies and procedures, managing the network, and interfacing with functional systems users. The purpose of IMS is to help in improving student learning and administrative efficiencies.
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E-Mail Practice for Staff and Student
Interactive, Web-based Publishing Standards
Internet Web Site Practices
OPS Privacy Statement
Web Page Style and Content Standard
Project Management (Dan Bork, Lead Technology Project Manager) is responsible for IT Project Management.
IT Project Management includes the following:
Technical Support (Lana Aduloju, Coordinator) Organization Chart
Technical Support is responsible for the areas of:
Financial Information and Human Resource Systems (FIS/HR)
Student Data Information Systems (SDIS)
Web - Internet Information Services (IIS)
E-Rate Funding Management
Network Systems Management & Security (NSM&S)
Assessment & Quality Assurance
Configuration & Records Management
Data Collection & Printing
User Support (Connie Wickham, Coordinator) Organization Chart
User Support is responsible for the areas of:
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There are several laws that dictate how schools and teachers handle student data.
Our tool can be accessed by staff via:
Below is the current Application Tool Dashboard with regularly refreshed data.
Common Sense Privacy
Common Sense Privacy Initiative: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy
Common Sense Privacy Evaluation: https://privacy.commonsense.org/
Common Sense Information Security Primer: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy/security-primer
Common Sense Privacy: Evaluating Apps Step-by-Step Triage Process: https://www.commonsense.org/education/privacy/blog/evaluating-apps-step-by-step
Data Quality Campaign
Data Quality Campaign Website: http://dataqualitycampaign.org/
Privacy Technical Assistance Center | U.S. Department of Ed
Privacy Video Resources
Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Resources: Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services
Privacy Overview for K12 Teachers and Administrators: Privacy Overview for K12 Teachers and Administrators
The State of Student Data Privacy: The State of Student Data Privacy
Our Student Data Protection Agreement for Vendors
Student Data Protection Agreement—Robert Dickson