In District 65, the privacy and online safety of our students is of utmost importance. We have always taken steps to guard closely the student data collected within our networks or by the online resources we use in our schools. Effective July 1, 2021, all school districts are required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional measures that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies and that the data is used for beneficial purposes only.
The goal of SOPPA aligns directly with the district’s MIRACLES framework, specifically within Tenant L2 in the promotion of safe and orderly schools and classroom environments and Tenant C4, creating viable practices that align with policies, in this instance, the protection of students and their data.
Please review our list of approved learning platforms for students and families. The following list outlines frequently used learning platforms by the district and categorizes them by SOPPA compliance, grade level usage, approval status, and the subject that each platform focuses on.
Children and Family Privacy Laws
Below, we’ve outlined several laws related to the protection of privacy of our students and families. Please select the drop-down menu for the appropriate protection act.
In the unlikely event of a data breach, District 65 will promptly communicate the information to those impacted. While we will do our best to protect student information at all costs and adhere to best practices and regulations in doing so, we will also be transparent should this event occur.
School Board Policy 7:345 - Student Data Privacy and Security
For more information on the ways that the district prioritizes student safety and security online, please refer to the School Board Policy 7:345 - Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security.