The privacy of our students' data is a high priority in District 70. This page works in conjunction with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA), which went into effect on July 1, 2021.
What is SOPPA?
District 70 can share information, which includes student names, birthdates, etc, . with a third party company such as STAR, PowerSchool, Pearson, etc. SOPPA addresses protections that these companies have in place to make sure that our students' data is not sold or freely given to others. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each school 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 70 leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. You can find out more information about the SDPC online. Through the SDPC, District 70 enters into contracts with companies (third party vendors) that handle our students' data. District 70 also uses LearnPlatform, a third party vendor, to address and implement solutions to growing data privacy concerns.
You can find out more information about the DPAs that District 70 currently holds here: District 70's DPAs.
If there are any data breaches they will be posted on this page.