Delaware City Schools Earns National Recognition for its Student Data Privacy

Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2024) – CoSN today awarded the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to Delaware City Schools in Delaware, OH. The CoSN TLE Seal is a national distinction awarded to school districts that implement rigorous privacy policies and practices to help protect student information.

The CoSN TLE Seal Program requires school systems to implement high standards for student data privacy protections around five core practice areas: Leadership, Business, Data Security, Professional Development and Classroom.

“Delaware City Schools is the latest district in Ohio to leverage CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment privacy framework to support improvements in their student data privacy practices. We applaud their work and their ongoing commitment to student data privacy,” said Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN.

“Delaware City Schools is proud to have earned the Trusted Learning Environment Seal. The TLE framework has provided us with an actionable plan to protect student data privacy in our school district,” said Jennifer Fry, Chief Technology Officer, Delaware City Schools. “Delaware City Schools has developed an increased awareness of the importance of protecting student data privacy. As a result, there have been significant changes to decision-making processes throughout the district.”

The CoSN TLE Seal is the only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems. Earning the TLE Seal requires that school systems have taken measurable steps to implement, maintain and improve organization-wide student data privacy practices. All TLE Seal recipients are required to demonstrate that improvement through a reapplication process every two years.

To learn more about the TLE Seal Program, visit

About CoSN
CoSN, the world-class professional association for K-12 EdTech leaders, stands at the forefront of education innovation. We are driven by a mission to equip current and aspiring K-12 education technology leaders, their teams, and school districts with the community, knowledge, and professional development they need to cultivate engaging learning environments. Our vision is rooted in a future where every learner reaches their unique potential, guided by our community. CoSN represents over 13 million students and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

 About the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal Program
The CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal Program is the nation’s only data privacy framework for school systems, focused on building a culture of trust and transparency. The TLE Seal was developed by CoSN in collaboration with a diverse group of 28 school system leaders nationwide and with support from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and ASCD. School systems that meet the program requirements will earn the TLE Seal, signifying their commitment to student data privacy to their community. TLE Seal recipients also commit to continuous examination and demonstrable future advancement of their privacy practices.

About Delaware City Schools
Delaware City Schools District is in Delaware, Ohio, a suburban community located about 20 minutes north of Columbus. The school district was established in 1830 and continues to grow in student enrollment with approximately 5700 students. With a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, Delaware City Schools are consistently a top performing district in many measures.


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For Delaware City Schools: Jennifer Ruhe,, 740-833-1105