BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND TECHNOLOGY DISASTER RECOVERY
The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes the importance of maintaining and protecting computer hardware and software, including necessary equipment and supplies to maintain computer operations in the event of a disaster. The School Board authorizes the Superintendent and/or his/her designee to prepare and maintain appropriate regulations and procedures for the proper usage of School Board owned or leased computer equipment and the protection of electronic media, applications, and stored user data.
Such regulations and procedures shall assure that the following are addressed:
Device patching, anti-virus software, data identification, Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for core functions, backup and restoration planning and testing,
A Business Continuity and Technology Disaster Recovery Plan shall be created that clearly establishes actions to be taken before, during, and after an occurrence, undesirable event, or disaster. The Plan shall be updated on a continuing basis and presented to the School Board annually.
The Superintendent shall require that School Board members or School Board employees who have access to the School Board’s information technology assets must complete cybersecurity training within the first thirty (30) days of initial service or employment with the School Board. The Superintendent shall verify and report to the Department of State Civil Service on the completion of cybersecurity training by members and employees, and the Superintendent shall periodically require an internal review to ensure the compliance.
The Superintendent shall also require completion of such cybersecurity training be included in the terms of any contract awarded by the School Board to a contractor who has access to its information technology assets. The person who oversees contract management for the School Board shall report each such contractor’s completion of the Superintendent and shall periodically review agency contracts to ensure compliance. The Superintendent shall verify and report to the Department of State Civil Service on the completion of cybersecurity training by each such contractor.
Revised: November 5, 2020
Revised: August 3, 2023
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 42:1267
Board minutes, 11-5-20, 8-3-23
Bossier Parish School Board