The District shall develop a cybersecurity plan to secure the District's cyberinfrastructure against a cyberattack or any other cybersecurity incidents, determine cybersecurity risk, and implement appropriate mitigation planning.


The Superintendent shall designate a cybersecurity coordinator. The cybersecurity coordinator shall serve as the liaison between the District and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in cybersecurity matters and as required by law report to TEA breaches of system security.


The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to:

  1. Determine the cybersecurity training program to be annually completed by each employee and Board member; and
  2. Verify and report compliance with staff training requirements in accordance with guidance from the Department of Information Resources.

The District shall complete periodic audits to ensure compliance with the cybersecurity training requirements.

Security Breach Notifications

Upon discovering or receiving notification of a breach of system security, the District shall disclose the breach to affected persons or entities in accordance with the time frames established by law. The District shall give notice by using one or more of the following methods:

  1. Written notice.
  2. Email, if the District has email addresses for the affected persons.
  3. Conspicuous posting on the District's websites.
  4. Publication through broadcast media.

The District's cybersecurity coordinator shall disclose a breach involving sensitive, protected, or confidential student information to TEA and parents in accordance with law.

Jonesboro ISD



DATE ISSUED: 12/9/2020