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Data Privacy

Board Policy

7:345 - Use of Educational Technologies; Student Data Privacy and Security

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)
As part of SOPPA, companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA's) 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. District 36 utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium to assist with evaluating the use of specific online applications; establishing a list of applications or services approved for use; developing a process for the approval of online sites, applications or services not already approved for use; and, creating, maintain and regularly updating an internal inventory with related pertinent information.  If you would like to view the DPA's that we current hold, please click the following link.


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.

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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.

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

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