Legal Shred offers secure, safe document destruction services for educational facilities.
Document destruction is a must-have for any entity that deals with sensitive information. Improperly disposing of documents that contain personal information can lead to data breaches, identity theft, and wreak havoc on any business or institution’s reputation. Legal Shred proudly services all businesses and residents, but our client scope also includes educational facilities.
As much of the country prepares for school to start again, it’s crucial to consider how education facilities not only store student data, but how they dispose of it, too.
Elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and college universities all rely on the data of their students, and there are many good reasons to collect and use this information. Parents can use the information to support their kids’ academic growth at home. Teachers use data to design effective instruction and individualized lessons. Administrators use data to allocate resources fairly, while policy makers use data to craft laws.
Of course, when a student starts school, a record starts with the most basic information and this is filled with the most sensitive data, including:
- Birth certificate
- Health records
- Immunization records
- Copies of every progress report and report cards from the time of enrollment
- Student photos
Keep in mind, your child’s record is accompanied by your personal information, too, including your name, home address, and phone number(s).
These key pieces of data are the most vulnerable and can do the most damage if fallen into the wrong hands.
Protecting student data isn’t a one-time event. There must be ongoing efforts to help districts and schools comply with new laws as they arise.
Legal Shred can service any school by helping to destroy old student records and supporting data that have surpassed their retention period. We have services catered to every budget that meet and exceed school expectations.
Contact Legal Shred today before the new school year is in full swing to set up routine service!