Cf:  EFA





The Catahoula 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 shall authorize the Superintendent and/or his/her designee to 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:


  1. Disaster recovery personnel have been identified to oversee computer operations disaster planning and recovery efforts with a clear delineation of responsibilities.

  2. Critical activities for maintaining computer operations are performed, including the backing up of critical data at regular intervals.

  3. Actions to be taken before, during, and after an occurrence, undesirable event, or disaster are developed, defined, and continuously monitored in order to restore critical functions and reestablish normal operations.




Important and/or critical data as defined by the Catahoula Parish Technology Plan includes the following file types:



Picture/movie files such as (.bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .tiff, .mpeg, .wav, .mp3, etc.) will not be backed up unless special circumstances arise.  Permission must be directed to the Technology Department to request backup of these file types.




The preservation of computer files and data is critical to the continued operations of the School Board.  Backup of all important and/or critical computer data shall be handled in accordance with the standard procedure outlined by the Technology Department.  Exceptions to the standard procedure may be permitted when justified.  Any exceptions must be fully documented.  The standard procedure for systems backup shall be as follows:




Restoration of Files


Active files that are accidentally damaged or deleted can normally be restored from backup within one working day provided the central office is notified in a timely manner.  Files can only be restored to the state they were in at the time the most recent relevant backup was taken.


Accounting systems can be activated under the Disaster Recovery plan established with the software vendor in a timeline established by the software vendor.


Adopted:  September 3, 2019



Ref:    Board minutes, 9-3-19


Catahoula Parish School Board