Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)
District 31 takes online safety and privacy of student personal information seriously.
We continually take steps to carefully guard collected student data within our networks or within the online resources we utilize in our schools.
Effective July 1, 2021, all school districts are required to the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies. The goal of SOPPA aligns with a District 31 effort to increase transparency, protect student data and protect students.
District 31’s Online Resources
This list includes the online services or applications that the District uses, the contracts signed by the District, and any data collected by those tools or by the District. Staff will be provided a form to complete to request the District verify if an application or tool is SOPPA compliant.
Parents can request to review and correct any information maintained by the District or any online application provider by contacting the D31 privacy officer.
For additional information, click on the links below for Video Overviews of Data Privacy Laws:
STUDENT ONLINE PERSONAL PROTECTION ACT (SOPPA)
CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA)
CHILDREN'S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT (CIPA)
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
District 31 will post details here about data breaches involving 10% of more of the District’s students, including the number of students whose covered information was involved in the breach, date of breach (or estimated date) and operator name.
A key role is played by parents in overseeing the online safety of their children. ConnectSafely, a nonprofit dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy, security and digital wellness, developed a series of parent guides to help parents navigate the digital world with their children.
Policy Number 6:035
Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security