Data Security Information

FCPS maintains security standards and procedures in accordance with federal and state regulations and in reference to industrial best practice.

Data Security Information 

Information Security Policy - View the computer data security policy for Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) computer systems and network resources.

Appropriate Use of Fairfax County Public Schools' Network and Internet Resources - provides requirements and assigns responsibilities that are consistent with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) educational objectives and security requirements for the use of Internet resources and network services. All users of FCPS network services including students and staff must complete the annual agreement. This agreement covers e-mail, social media, and network systems.  

Student Personal Data - All data maintained on an individual student shall be considered official student education records and shall be referred to as the student scholastic record. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities - explains expectations for student behavior and adult responses to enhance school safety and to create a fair, equitable and supportive school environment.

Data Backups, Data Processing Recovery, and Contingency Planning - provides for the development of plans, procedures, and regulations for data security, data processing recovery, and contingency planning for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) computer resources, including both data and services

Ransomware Investigation - September, 2020

FCPS continues to investigate the ransomware issue involving some of our technology systems. We are taking this matter and concerns about the personal information of students, staff and their families very seriously.