Student Data Privacy

District 146 takes the privacy of student data seriously. This information is in an effort to be in compliance with the updated amendments to the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).

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 District146 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? 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.

What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?

District 146 utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique group of schools, districts, regional and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. Through the Illinois SDPC, we enter into contracts with third-party vendors who handle our student's data.

To view a list of the current District 146 Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs), please click here.

Important Data Privacy Laws

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): 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.

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): 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.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

Informational Videos

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Intro to SOPAA      Intro to COPPA
Intro to CIPA   Intro to FERPA



Data Breach Information

All reported breaches will be posted here.

No data breaches have been reported.
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