Student Data Privacy

  • Roselle District 12 takes the privacy of our students' data seriously.  The District’s privacy standards are established in accordance with applicable federal and state law and Board policy, and are intended to reflect the District’s mission and values. These guiding concepts are intended to provide direction about many elements of the District’s practice, including the educational value of instructional technology, the primacy of children’s safety, and the importance of family rights.

    The District utilizes filters and firewalls to prevent students from accessing harmful information on the Internet as well as to protect the privacy of student information.

    What is SOPPA?

    The Student Online Personal Protection Act, or SOPPA, is the data privacy law that regulates student data collection and use by schools, the Illinois State Board of Education, and third-party vendors. As part of SOPPA, these vendors 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.


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