Paxton-Buckley-Loda CUSD 10 takes the privacy of our student's data serious.

Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS 85).

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

What is SOPPA?

What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by PBL to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAP, etc... What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.

As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.

Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

PBL leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories, and state agencies, policymakers, trade organizations, and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. School Districts that join the consortium can share and utilize vendor agreements. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data. If you would like to view the DPAs that PBL currently holds, please click the link below.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda DPAs

SOPPA and ISBE Mandates

Your student's data may be transferred to some companies due to assessment mandates from the Illinois State Board of Education. ISBE is responsible for obtaining Data Privacy Agreements with these companies and making those DPA's available to families. At this time, this list is unavailable. When it does become available, we will link to it here. Examples of these resources would include PSAT and IAR testing.

ISBE DPA's

What is FERPA?

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - also known as FERPA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Effective February 21, 2017, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. 

  • Generally prohibits districts from disclosing students’ education records without a written parent or eligible student consent.

  • “Education records” are broadly defined to include any records, files, or documents maintained by a school district that contain personally identifiable information on students.

  • Grants parents and guardians the right to inspect and review education records; requests that a school amends the student’s records; consent in writing to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the student's records, subject to certain enumerated exceptions.

What is COPPA?

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - also known as COPPA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) (P.L. 105-277; 15 U.S.C. § 6501 et seq.; 16 C.F.R. part 312.) restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.  

  • COPPA requires companies to have a clear privacy policy, provide direct notice to parents, and obtain parental consent before collecting information from children under 13.


What is CIPA?

Children's Internet Protection Act - also known as CIPA

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (47 U.S.C. §254(h); 47 C.F.R. §54.520.) imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

  • Requires that districts adopt an internet safety policy that includes protection measures to block or filter internet access to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.

  • School districts must monitor the online activities of children and educate children about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and cyberbullying awareness and response.

Videos

SOPPA 101

FERPA 101

COPPA 101

CIPA 101